What cold medicine is right for me?

Asked By: Selena Hand
Date created: Sun, May 30, 2021 4:39 PM
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Here are a few of the best cold medicines on the market.

  • Best Overall: Mucinex Maximum Strength…
  • Best Natural: Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu Relief Tablets…
  • Best for Kids: Mucinex Junior…
  • Best for Stuffy Noses: Vicks Sinex Severe…
  • Best for Daytime: Vicks DayQuil Cold and Flu Multi-Symptom Relief.
Answered By: Hattie Mraz
Date created: Mon, May 31, 2021 6:42 PM

How to choose the right cold medication if you’re sick

How to choose the right cold medication if you’re sick
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  1. Try a Cold Pack.
  2. Use a Heating Pad or Hot Compress.
  3. Ease Pressure on Your Scalp or Head.
  4. Dim the Lights.
  5. Try Not to Chew.
  6. Hydrate.
  7. Get Some Caffeine.
  8. Practice Relaxation.
You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
The FDA doesn't recommend over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for cough and cold symptoms in children younger than 2 years old. Prescription cough medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone are not indicated for use in children younger than 18 years old.

Common Cold Medicine and Pregnancy: The Safe List

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
  • Loratadine (Claritin)
  • Zinc lozenges.
  • Chloraseptic spray (but a salt water gargle is just as effective, with no risks)

Nine Tips for Helping a Picky Child Take Their Medicine

  1. Give choices…
  2. Avoid choking…
  3. Explain why medicine helps…
  4. Be positive…
  5. Reward your child
  6. Add flavoring…
  7. Choose liquid, capsule or chewable options…
  8. Make taking medication fun and creative.

Over-the-counter gas remedies include:

  1. Pepto-Bismol.
  2. Activated charcoal.
  3. Simethicone.
  4. Lactase enzyme (Lactaid or Dairy Ease)
  5. Beano.
You can try products like guaifenesin (Mucinex) that thin mucus so it won't sit in the back of your throat or your chest. This type of medication is called an expectorant, which means it helps you to expel mucus by thinning and loosening it.

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