What the medicine for flu and running nose?

For flu. If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness.
Medicine for cold. If you are talking influenza, medication that can be used is oseltamivir (tamiflu) or zanamivir (relenza). Colds, also viral, are not treated with anti-viral medications like the flu, but instead with supportive care and symptomatic treatment (for cough, runny nose, congestion).

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My daughter has been having flu (running nose) for long is it something to worry?

Need more info. I would need a little more information about your daughter's symptoms. How long has she had symptoms? Only a runny nose? The "flu" (influenza) typically lasts around 7 days & is often associated with fever, muscle aches, cough, among other symptoms. Other viruses can cause cold and "flu-like" symptoms which can last for 7-10 days and in some cases longer. If concerned, please see a doctor for eval. Read more...

Having a flu and cold fpr the past three days....what should I do to recover soon and also I have running nose?

Tincture of time. Hi. You've got a virus, and there is no treatment for it. Your immune system will beat it; it just takes time. Get rest and stay well hydrated. You can use decongestants and NSAIDs for symptom relief. Good luck! Read more...
Don't use OTC. Over the counter cough and cold meds like Coricidin use a shotgun approach combining several medications that don't even work. Usual ingredients: acetaminophen(DOES WORK for pain and fever), Dextromethorphan for cough(ineffective), Anti-Histamines(ineffective) and Pseudo ephedrine decongestant(Nasal sprays work much better if your having nasal congestion but limit to only 3 days of use) Read more...

Hey doctors plus the 24/7 running nose am having something white a growing in my nose that bleeds when ever am having flu and its slowly growing why?

Concerned. I didn't get the first part of your question, but if your nose is running like this, your personal physician wants to check that it's not CSF rhinorrhea using a glucose pad. Sorry i don't have the rest of the story. Read more...

If I'm having Cough with mucus and running nose, without fever and other symptoms, It's cold or flu? Last week I'm in close contact with someone with.

Cold, URI. Doesn't look like the flu, symptoms are common theses days, with too many viruses spreading. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes, and OTC cold medicines would help, read the labels carefully, good luck . Read more...

Hey! I've got a minor headache, sore throar and running nose. What could I use to not get seriously ill with flu or angina?

Flu. You have the signs of a minor viral illness affecting your upper respiratory tract. There is no way to prevent the onset of a flu at this point ( a viral illness) although you may try the influenze vaccine once you are over current symptoms. The best policy is to attempt relief of your symptoms using mucinex, (guaifenesin) sudafed and nasal saline spray. If the discharge turns yellow visit your dr. For antibiot. Read more...

My 6-month-old girl caught flu/cold since Friday. She has running nose and cough. She has mucus in her nose and it's understandable. The part worries me is that I can hear mucus when she breathes. Shall I be concerned about it?

Depends. Infants have narrow nasal passages compared to adults, and breathing often sounds noisy when there is a cold. As long as your baby is able to take bottles or nurse ok, is normally interactive, and chest movement seems normal with breathing, she should be fine. She may be more comfortable in a seated or somewhat upright position. Read more...
Probably not. Coarse breath sounds when breathing is unlabored is generally not a concern. The sounds from upper airway get transmitted to chest and make many parents fear pneumonia. At that age, significant lung disease usually causes marked feeding trouble. If feeding reasonably well and breathing unlabored, then the noise is not likely dangerous. Read more...
Needs to see M.D. It appears that the baby has a viral infection. However, the gurgling sound during breathing is of concern. It can be from Bronchitis, Pneumonia, or Broncho spasm from allergy/ asthma. Please have her pediatrician check out as soon as you can and have it properly treated. Read more...