Colds and flu

Health tips

Get the best health tips and discover effective cold and flu remedies to help you fight off infection. Read our flu tips and stay healthy this season.

Flu: when to see a doctor

It's winter and, unfortunately, with that comes colds and flu. When is a bout of flu serious? And when should you seek proper treatment?

Stop sinusitis in its tracks

The next time your child complains of a runny nose, headache and fatigue, you may have to reach for more than cold medication.

Something getting up your nose?

Children tend to push small objects up their noses and adults sometimes pack bits of cotton into the nose nostril to stop bleeding.

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How to break a flu fever

It's winter and it's flu time. If you're lucky, you won't be affected this year. But in case the flu does hit you, make sure you know how to break the fever.

Fight flu this winter

Down with the flu? Many people make the mistake to think that antibiotics could help. But as flu is caused by the influenza virus, these medications won't make a difference.

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Flu expert

Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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