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What to do if I have a head and chest cold which medicines would help?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Several options

For acute viral upper respiratory illness and no contraindications for medication: nsaids, aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and sore throat.
Decongestant for stuffiness. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ( and maybe intermittent nsaid) for fever. guaifenesin for excessive mucus. antihistamine/anticholinergic for excessive runny nose. And of course, adequate hydration and rest.

In brief: Several options

For acute viral upper respiratory illness and no contraindications for medication: nsaids, aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and sore throat.
Decongestant for stuffiness. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ( and maybe intermittent nsaid) for fever. guaifenesin for excessive mucus. antihistamine/anticholinergic for excessive runny nose. And of course, adequate hydration and rest.
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