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Antibiotics Not the Answer to Bronchitis

Dear Dr. Sangani,

I was recently diagnosed with bronchitis, but my doctor told me I did not need antibiotics. Could you tell me more about bronchitis and the treatment for it? I find it strange. From what I understand, bronchitis is an infection and if I do not kill the infection with antibiotics, how am I going to get better? – Confused About Bronchitis

Treatment Available for the Flu

Dear Dr. Sangani,

This may seem trivial compared to many of your other articles, but I simply can’t get over my flu. I feel like it takes over my whole body and I’m incapacitated for weeks. Could you please help me understand what I can do to cure my Flu? – Mr. Sniffles

Recovery From ‘Mono’ Can Take Weeks

Dear Dr. Sangani,

I was recently diagnosed with Epstein-Barr viral infection and my concern is I am still not feeling well. My symptoms are fever, sore throat and no energy. Why am I not feeling better and would steroids help? Always Tired

Try These Tips For Keeping The Flu at Bay

Dear Dr. Sangani,

I have not been able to find a flu shot and am concerned because I always have the flu vaccine every year. Are there other ways to prevent the flu? Are we ever going to get the vaccine? Is this a dangerous situation?  Afraid of Flu

Treating The Common Cold Can be Confusing

Dear Dr. Sangani,

I recently had cold symptoms … stuffy nose and sneezing. I went to the pharmacy and was con­fused by the medications available. There were sinus, allergy, decongestants and antihistamines available. Is there an easy way to determine what to purchase at the pharmacy? – Cold and Confused

Flu Vaccine

Dear Dr. Sangani,

I have some questions about the flu vaccine. Who should be taking the vaccine? Why should I have to take it? I’m terrified of shots so I don’t want to put myself through the pain if I don’t have to. – Secretly Scared of Shots

Many Things Can Spark Pneumonia

Dear Dr. Sangani,

I started having chest pain on the right side of my chest and was coughing and running a fever. I was concerned I might be having a heart attack. I went to the emergency room, and they told me I had pneumonia. Can you please tell me what is pneumonia and how is it different from a heart attack? – Glad To Be Alive