Cold medicine, also known as over-the-counter (OTC) cold
remedies, are used to relieve symptoms of the
These symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, and sneezing.
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.
are used to relieve coughing, and pain relievers can be used to
relieve headache, muscle aches, and fever.