Cold Medicine

Cold medicine, also known as over-the-counter (OTC) cold remedies, are used to relieve symptoms of the common cold.

These symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, and sneezing.

There are several types of cold medicine available, each of which targets specific symptoms.

Decongestants, for example, are used to relieve nasal congestion. Antihistamines are used to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.

Cough suppressants are used to relieve coughing, and pain relievers can be used to relieve headache, muscle aches, and fever.