Flu & Allergies

The Best Drugstore Cold and Flu Remedies

Expert advice to help you navigate the cold-and-flu aisle at the drugstore.

6 Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

What could be more comforting than chicken soup in cold weather—and cold and flu season?

How to Combat Allergy Face

Beauty tips to survive the “pollen tsunami.”

The Best Humidifiers

Breathe easy through the dry winter months: Real Simple got misty over these five winners, sure to protect the air (and your hair) from harrowing indoor heat.

8 Ways to Instantly Look Better When You're Sick

We all need a little pick-me-up every once in a while.

6 Beauty Buys to Help You Through Cold Season

Pretty (and potent) pick-me-ups that help fend off sickness—or give you a boost if you've already fallen prey.

8 Essential Steps to Degerm a Hotel Room

Leery of what might be lurking on that bedspread? You probably should be. Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City, helps fend off the filth. (Warning: This is not for the faint of heart.)

A Simple Trick for Preventing the Common Cold

And hopefully, you're already doing it.

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

A room-by-room guide to help reduce allergens—and the symptoms they cause.

4 Allergy Myths You (Probably) Believe

No, that pill isn’t a magical fix for your sneezes.