What is the best medicine for cough and running nose?

If no other. Symptoms suggestive of a more significant illness, an otc antihistamine such as fexofenadine and a decongestant such as phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine usually does the trick.
Options. Have you tried different Dr.'s? Allergists, ENT, respiratory specialists? There could be some type of trigger that is creating and need to get to source rather than treating symptoms with meds, etc.

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What is the best treatment for a cold, cough and a running nose that has lasted 2 months?

Allergy... Your symptoms are likely related to allergy. You may be having bronchospasm as well as nasal allergy symptoms. There are prescription inhalers as well as nasal sprays that may help so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. You may need to see an allergist for testing to see what you are allergic to so that avoidance, if possible, can be done. If you smoke, smoking cessation is imperative. Read more...

My 2yr old has running nose and cough. How can I comfort him. Any OTC medicines I can use?

OTC cold meds. Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are FDA approved for children aged 2 years and older. Several are available and usually similar to one another, with lists of symptoms addressed on the front label. These medications do not treat the illness, they mask the symptoms to promote comfort and rest. Prolonged or worsening symptoms should prompt an office visit. Read more...
OTC. Very few. Most OTC meds are only for the over 6 year olds. Saline spray nasal solution for her nose and keep her room cool and not too dry. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help her symptoms. Any other symptoms such as fever, poor intake or trouble breathing should be seen by her MD. All the best and I hope she feels better soon. Read more...
Watching and Comfort. Monitor him for fever, temp above 100.1, and signs of difficulty in breathing. As long as he is breathing well, other than the runny or stuffy nose, just continue to monitor. We do not advise cold and cough medications in very young children. The side effects, are greater, than the benefits. Utilize a humidifyer in his room, and encourage increased fluid intake, helps lessen the harshness of cough. Read more...

11month old baby caught with cough and cold. She is having running nose, little fever too. Please suggest the medicine and home remedies both.

URI. Cold and cough preparations are not recommended for 11 month old babies. Nasal congestion can be managed with a gentle saline spray as often as required. A fever may be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. She room should be kept cool and not too dry to help with her breathing. Give her extra clear fluids. Follow up with her doctor for any concerns. I hope she feels better soon. Read more...

My 2.7year old son has a bad cold, running nose (mucus) and cough. No fever. Unable to sleep properly since 3-4days now. What medicine to give?

Not much. For a child this young, I would recommend against any prescription cough/cold medications and even over the counter cough/cold meds as these can have significant side effects and are not shown to be effective. Simple home remedies like warm water with honey and lemon before bedtime, breathing in steam in a hot/steamy bathroom before bedtime, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for any pain/fever relief. Read more...

My throat hurts so badly, I'm having difficulty when I talk, I have cough and sometimes running nose too. I've been using the OTC medicines plzz help?

Ent. Should get tested for strep throat. Also consider monospot for mononucleosis. Salt water gargles may help 1 tspnsalt per 8 ounces was water. Gargle and spit. Doctor may also prescribe viscous Lidocaine to gargle for comfort. Read more...