Coughs, Colds & Flu

Advice on Coughs, Colds, and Flu Colds and the flu can make the winter months a real pain (unless, of course, you’re dealing with a summer cold - typical!), so you need some tips and tricks to help you make it through flu season. We’ve written lots of guides about colds, flu, and all of the many different types of cough that you could get stuck with when you’ve picked up a bug. We’ve covered everything from how to manage specific symptoms, to the best medicines to help you feel better when you’ve caught the lurgy. If you’ve got the sniffles and you know that a cold is coming on, we can help to give you the information you need to make it as bearable as possible.

Coughs, Colds & Flu Advice & Guides

4 Tried & Tested Ways of Avoiding the Flu

4 Tried & Tested Ways of Avoiding the Flu

      Remember the flu?   Like an outdated fashion trend, the influenza virus has been forgotten, stuffed in the back of the wardrobe to make room for the heavily spotlighted coronavirus.   But the flu isn’t outdated - it’s a staple illness each time winter comes around, and for the elderly and vulnerable, it can be very serious...
      Remember the flu?   Like an outdated fashion...
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Hand Hygiene: Why Is It So Important?

Hand Hygiene: Why Is It So Important?

  This past year, we’ve all been busy washing our hands a lot more than usual.   It’s proven that washing our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds can kill the coronavirus - but were you as diligent in keeping your hands squeaky clean before the pandemic?   Washing our hands is one of the most important things...
  This past year, we’ve all been busy washing our hands a lot m...
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Fever: Symptoms, treatments, types, and causes

Fever: Symptoms, treatments, types, and causes

In this latest article, Chemist4U discusses everything you need to know about fevers from how to take your temperature with a thermometer, common symptoms and when you should seek medical attention.
In this latest article, Chemist4U discusses everything you need to kno...
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What is Anosmia?

What is Anosmia?

Does something smell funny in here? Well, how would you know? You have anosmia!

If you’re suffering from a loss of taste or smell then you may be experiencing anosmia, but why does it happen and what can you do about it?

Keep reading to find out.

Does something smell funny in here? Well, how would you know? You h...

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10 Weird Ways to Use Vicks Vaporub

10 Weird Ways to Use Vicks Vaporub

Vicks Vaporub is something that most people have in their medicine cabinet, ready and waiting to fly into action when a cough or a cold is threatening to strike.

It’s been one of our favourite remedies for years, but can it be used for more than just a cold?

People have come up with some weird and wonderful ways to use Vicks Vaporub, some of them work like a charm and others… well, we’ll see! 

Vicks Vaporub is something that most people have in their medicine ...

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What Are the Best Cold and Flu Medicines for Me?

What Are the Best Cold and Flu Medicines for Me?

When you feel the effects of the common cold or flu, which you will as there’s no cure and it is contagious, you will be looking for relief from the symptoms. These include a blocked or a runny nose, a sore throat, sneezing, a headache, a raised temperature, or a cough. The good news is, there is a wide range of treatments out there that will help provide relief for these symptoms and help you get over the cold or flu.

When you feel the effects of the common cold or flu, which you will...

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