Runny Nose and Sneezing

29 Jan

Antihistamines, such as cetirizine (Zyrtec) chlorpheniramine (Aller-Chlor), diphenhydramine (Benadryl Allergy), fexofenadine (Allegra), and loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) How effective are they?  Very, when symptoms stem from allergies, but a 2015 review of 18 trials concluded that the drugs have little benefit … Read More »

Sore Throat

27 Jan

OTC drugs (over-the-counter drugs)   Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen (Aleve). Benzocaine (Cepacol  Extra Strength Sore Throat Sugar Free, Chloraseptic  Warming Sore Throat Lozenges) Dyclonine (Sucrets Sore Throat Lozenges) Menthol (Halls Triple Action Soothing Drops, Vicks … Read More »


15 Jan

OTC ( over the counter drugs)  Dextromethorphan (Robitussin Long Acting Cough Gels, Vicks Dayquil Cough) Guaifenesin (Mucinex 12 Hour, Tab Tussin) Topical rubs, patches, and lozenges that contain camphor or menthol (Halls Menthol Cough Drops, Mentholatum, Vicks VaporRub). HOW EFFECTIVE ARE … Read More »