Would you please explain which is better when talking about medicinal problems?

Eg. in the sentence:

Vitamin C helps with flu symptoms.


Vitamin C helps against flu symptoms.

Our teacher asked us to translate a similar sentence (Vitamin C helps against/with the following problems - my translation) and I tried to google both terms but was not able to tell the difference.

Thank you.

  • Vitamin C helps cure flu symptoms. Oct 10, 2017 at 10:24
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    Thank you for the suggestion. However, I need to know which preposition is better when used without the verb "cure" and if there is a difference.
    – kolecko
    Oct 10, 2017 at 12:23
  • "helps fighting flu symptoms"
    – user3169
    Oct 10, 2017 at 20:33

1 Answer 1


"with" is definitely the most common preposition (Google search). However, if you use "against" you won't be wrong either (Google search).


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