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Information - Cold & Flu : Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom
We’ve all experienced cold and flu symptoms at some point, especially in the fall and winter months - although you can catch them at any time. Colds usually last between one and two weeks, and children get them more often than adults.If you catch a cold, remember antibiotics won’t help. Usually, you can treat a cold at home with rest and plenty of fluids. You can lower your risk of catching the flu by getting an influenza vaccination every year.
Ear Aches: Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom
The most common causes for earache are infection in the outer canal, or otitis externa, or infections in the middle ear, or otitis media. Referred pain to the ear can be caused by tumors or conditions in the throat; dental conditions, like dental abscess; as well as Eustachian throat dysfunction, or blockage of the passage way between the back of the throat and the middle ear.