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I have cold and flu? v

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Happens to many: Adults' over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok to use if one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever and pain reducers include acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestants and antihistamines include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl, etc...
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Missing a question !: To get the most from this site you need to provide background information and then ask a related question. How do you know you have either ? Was a flu test run ? Is it within the first 48 hrs when anti-flu meds might help ? Without this info we can just offer general advise. Stay hydrated & use pain or fever meds as needed. Avoid aspirin.

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