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Managing the Symptoms of Common Cold and Flu

by Mohit J. White Hat Link Building Services
The cause of cold and flu are viruses, which you cannot cure with antibiotics. However, there are OTC medications and prescription drugs that can help manage the symptoms of common cold and flu. 

There are different symptoms of common cold and flu. You can easily purchase mediation for these symptoms of cold and flu from walk-in pharmacies or reputable online pharmacies like PricePro Pharmacy. According to the discomfort you feel, medications are available as follows:

Medications to reduce pain and feverish conditions—analgesics: Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is one of the common drugs used to treat pain and fever. Ibuprofen is also another common drug for the treatment of fever and body pain. The use of Aspirin is not advisable due to the risk of Reye’s syndrome.

 When using acetaminophen, it is essential to follow the prescription strictly. If you already have an existing liver condition, it is important to discourse it with your doctor before taking acetaminophen. 

Antihistamines: Antihistamines help to stop the production of histamine. Most people experience the release of histamine during the cold and flu. There are first and second generations antihistamines. An antihistamine like diphenhydramine is a first-generation antihistamine. One major characteristic of first-generation antihistamines is that they cause drowsiness. Therefore, it is not advisable to use them before driving and performing other difficult tasks. Loratadine is a second-generation antihistamine, which is a non-drowsy alternative. 

Antihistamines are active in the relief of symptoms of allergens, such as:
• Coughing 
• Nasal discharge
• Itching eyes and ears
• Sneezing 
• Watery eyes 

Note that antihistamines will only treat the symptoms and do not take care of the virus. Always speak to a pharmacist before buying antihistamines. You can find one when you visit PricePro Pharmacy or other reputable online pharmacies. 

Decongestants: oral decongestants are active when treating a clogged nose as a result of cold and flu. However, oral decongestants like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed®) may cause irritability, insomnia, and nervousness. Pregnant women and those with high blood pressure should avoid decongestants. Sometimes, decongestants form part of other medications like antihistamines. If you already have antihistamine drugs, there may be no need to purchase decongestants. 

Before purchasing decongestants from online pharmacies like PricePro Pharmacy, you can discuss it with an online pharmacist. The pharmacist will help you check if the antihistamine you have contains decongestants.

Cough Suppressants: coughing is an essential way the body expels mucus, microbes, and bad air from the body. However, when coughing begins to interfere with your daily life and sleep, then you need a cough suppressant. Most doctors prescribe cough suppressants only at night. 

There are many cough suppressants that you can purchase from reputable online pharmacies like PricePro Pharmacy. Cough suppressants mostly provide short term relief from cough by blocking the nerves that trigger your coughing. The most common cough suppressant is dextromethorphan.
 
Sometimes, the symptoms of cold and flu can be severe and, therefore, requires treatment. Managing the symptoms of cold and flu can help reduce the discomfort you experience.


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Created on Sep 28th 2020 08:54. Viewed 180 times.

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