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Humidifier

Humidifier or Vaporizer? Humidifier, hands-down. A cool mist humidifier is what you want to sooth irritated airways. Vaporizers heat water into steam and they can burn or scald children who are naturally curious and active. It’s unclear whether adding anything … Continue reading

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The Common Cold: How Long Do Symptoms Last?

A cold, they say, lasts seven days if you take medicine, and a week if you don’t. This chart shows the usual progression from the first few days of fever and sore throat to nasal congestion and cough, that can … Continue reading

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