Cold And Cough
Cold and cough medications can help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. A sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and coughing are all symptoms of a cold.
A cold or the cough that it causes is usually not treated. A cold cannot be cured, and antibiotics will not help you recover. However, the symptoms can sometimes keep you awake or cause much discomfort. Cold and cough medications can sometimes help in this situation.
What are the various types of cold and cough medications?
There are numerous cold and cough medications available, each with its own set of benefits:
Decongestants for the nose – clear a stuffy nose
Cough suppressants – stop coughing
Expectorants loosen mucus in the lungs, allowing you to cough it up.
Stop sneezing and runny noses with antihistamines.
Pain relievers relieve fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.
What should I know about taking cold and cough medications?
Before taking these medications, read the labels and carefully follow the instructions. The active ingredients in many cold and cough medicines are the same. Some of them, for example, contain pain relievers. If you take these medications along with a pain reliever, you may get an excessive amount of the pain reliever.
Children under the age of two should not be given cold or cough medicines, and they should not be given aspirin.
What else can I do to get over a cold or cough?
If you decide not to take cold and cough medications, there are other ways to feel better:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Make use of a cool mist humidifier.
- Make use of saline nasal drops or sprays.
- Use nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe, which can be very beneficial in children under the age of a year.
Cold And Cough
COLD AND COUGH MEDICATIONS