Mitigating Medications for
Antihistamines decrease nasal secretions and may allay symptoms for
a while, but might also make you drowsy.
Decongestants shrink nasal blood vessels, relieving swelling and
Analgesics (aspirin, ibuprofen) help relieve aches and pains.
medicines are either expectorants that help remove irritants from
the respiratory airways or antitussives that reduce the frequency of
coughing by acting directly on the cough center in your brain.
Cough/cold combinations contain antihistamines, cough medicines,
decongestants and analgesics that temporarily relive cough, stuffy
nose and associated aches, pains and general discomfort.
Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses, but if you have a fever
over 101 degrees, see your doctor. Combination products that contain
acetaminophen or aspirin may mask fever, which can indicate a
bacterial infection that requires treatment.
gluconate tablets have been found to shorten the duration of a cold.
Subjects in one study got results from sucking on lozenges with 23
mg elemental zinc. They took one lozenge every two hours, but no
more than eight lozenges per day (to avoid zinc overdose). Ask your
physician about them.
can make a cold's symptoms less severe and shorten its duration. It
can also help prevent colds and other infections, especially in
athletes and high-risk groups.
Echinacea may alleviate symptoms and shorten the duration of colds,
as well as help prevent them.
people benefit from antiseptic sprays to ease the pain of a sore
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