Mitigating Medications for Cold

Mitigating Medications for Cold

  • 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 congestion.

  • Analgesics (aspirin, ibuprofen) help relieve aches and pains.

  • Cough 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.

  • Zinc 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.

  • Vitamin C 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.

  • The herb Echinacea may alleviate symptoms and shorten the duration of colds, as well as help prevent them.

  • Some people benefit from antiseptic sprays to ease the pain of a sore throat.

Note : Do consult your doctor prior to any medication, shall not be liable for any injury cause by practicing the above mention medications for cold treatments.

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