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Anyone know of a good cold medication?

I have some sort of aweful head cold. My sinuses are killing me and my nose is running non stop. I have 3 young kids to care for and no one to help, I need to feel better asap. I use to take Drixoral for these symptoms because it worked great but they no longer sell it. DH brought me some Claritin but it doesn't help.

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Asked by HKing01 at 4:10 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Health

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  • Claritin wont help because its allergy medication. Not cold medication.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Theraflu helped me. I used the warming cough syrup plus the hot drink. I also drank a TON of tea, specifically the zingiber ginger coconut rooibos from Teavana.

    Answer by erinwhitt at 4:13 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • my doctor said for me to take musanex. Can even do nasal spray and that might help. a hydminfier would work at night or those plug ins really work. Or dayquil woulds wonders as well.

    Answer by momindiana at 4:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Sudafed. Not the PE version. Get the original version that is available behind the counter. The Equate brand works just as well.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 5:13 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • You need Suedefed. It can be located behind the pharmacy counter at your local drug store.
    Just regular old suedefed or Suedefed with Tylonal if you have a sinus headache.
    That is a "Break 'em up, dry 'em up" and will help stop the nasal faucet and help unclog the sinus pressure.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:10 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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