Types Of Medicine For A Cold And Cough

The Common Cold

Almost everyone is familiar with the symptoms of your average cold. They include a sore throat, coughing, stuffy nose, and sneezing (just to name a few). A common cold is one of the most widespread and typical sicknesses. The average adult gets a cold around two to three times a year, and the number is doubled with children. Therefore, knowing which medicine to take to treat your cold and cough is very important and useful.medicine 2

Also, besides taking medicine you can drink a lot of water and get as much sleep as possible. There are many different types of medicine though. Here are just a few.

  • Cough suppressants – quiet and suppress your cough
  • Nasal decongestants – unblock your stuffy nose
  • Antihistamines – prevent sneezing and runny noses and
  • Pain relievers – help relieve headaches, fever, and minor pains and aches
  • Expectorants – releases your mucus

However, before you take the above medicines, you should first carefully and slowly read the labels. Most cold and cough medicines have the same ingredients and you should be sure as to what you are ingesting.