cold remedyA general term for any product available without prescription (i.e., over-the-counter) that is intended to relieve one or more of the symptoms typical of the common cold. They are not antimicrobial, do not enhance the immune system and have no effect on the actual duration of the cold; they provide relief by partially suppressing nasal congestion, runny nose and cough.
Antihistamines and decongestants.
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cold remedyPopular pharmacology Any OTC product for relief of one or more common cold symptom Types Antihistamines, decongestants Pros CRs provide some relief by partially suppressing nasal congestion, runny nose, cough Cons CRs are not antimicrobial, don't enhance the immune system, or alter duration. See Common cold.
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Patient discussion about cold remedy
Q. i just got over a cold sore using abreva is this best remedy to use? i didnt get a cold sore for while but i think problems lately have caused them to appear?
A. Yes, Abreva is a good choice for a cold sore. It usually helps with the itching and dryness. Next time, you should apply an acyclovir cream (Zovirax) straight from the beginning - when you get that itching or tingling even before the cold sore appears. It will make it go away faster.More discussions about cold remedy
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