A 35-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

Will allergy medicine, like zyrtec, (cetirizine) relive cold symptoms?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cold symptoms: Are you sure it is a cold not allergies? Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not alleviate cold symptoms. A decongestant containing medication will help.
Answered on Nov 22, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: People often develop allergies that mimic cold symptoms, there are some natural ways to help combat that. First, you might consider finding out what y ... Read More
2
2 comments
5
5 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihista ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's possible: Sinus allergies can mimic a "cold ". Try only one medicine at a time. Start with Claritin (loratadine) d or Allegra d , plus rest and liquids . Most a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
I would not: I woul dnot eat foods you are allergic to just because you are taking an antihistamine. You could still ahve a bad reaction.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month