A 26-year-old member asked:
have a cold. what should i take?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Klein answered
20 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on symptoms: The trick to treating a cold is to prioritize the worst of the symptoms. For example , if you have a stuffy nose, prioritize medicines for stuffiness, such as Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. Oxymetazoline (afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray) is excellent and can be used with pills, but only for 3 days. For cough try mucinex-dm max strength- which has high dose guaifenesin. Ask pharm for help if you have high bp.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot answered
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nothing if you can: At present there is not a good treatment for the cold. Many of the symptoms can be relieved with Motrin if something must be taken. The key with a cold is to be sure it is a cold and not push yourself and to afford yourself the time and rest to get over it.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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