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What is the best cold and allergy medicine?

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.
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Reply #1 posted 11/08/09 7:40am

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peacenlovealways said:

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.



My favorite has always been Nyquil... I used to use alka seltzer cold but i dont know if they have that anymore?

Nyquil isnt good for day use (try dayquil) but i do see they are making one that makes you less drowsy... If im sick tho I want it to knock me out! lol
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Reply #2 posted 11/08/09 7:41am

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As far as allergies, Benadryl has always been my choice... Ive tried all the ones you used to have to get prescriptions for and they always left me feeling like I was just on the verge of a sneeze...I HATE that feeling! lol...
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Reply #3 posted 11/08/09 8:01am

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peacenlovealways said:

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.

You don't mention any requirements that are specific to you.

Are you allergic to anything?
Do you want something you can take at work?

I think the medical recommendation is for separate products rather than an all in one which gives you medication you may not need.
Do you need cold medicine?

In my experience, when the linings of my nasal passages dry out (being indoors all day with the heat on, in an air conditioned office all day) I get symptoms that resemble a stuffy congested nose. The cure is to simply wash my hands thoroughly, make sure I don't have any sharp edged nails, wet my hands, tilt my head back and drop a few drops of water into my nostrils. Relief within the hour.

That's become my first response rather than medication. Unless I know I have a fever or other symptoms. But I will still use the water in my nostrils because it helps even when I'm sick.

That being said, go for a supermarket generic. Check the ingredients. The order of the ingredients is by their percentage in the product. Supermarket brands are usually prepared and packaged in the same facility as brand name products.
So if the ingredient list is the same, buy the generic.
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Reply #4 posted 11/08/09 8:08am

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peacenlovealways said:

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.


You probably want an antihistamine or some pseudoephedrine. Ask the pharmacist, they'll be able to help you.

And remember what SUPRMAN said, always go for generic as long as the ingredients are the same. You'll pay a couple of bucks less that would only go to fancy packaging and marketing.
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Reply #5 posted 11/08/09 8:12am

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PunkMistress said:

peacenlovealways said:

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.


You probably want an antihistamine or some pseudoephedrine. Ask the pharmacist, they'll be able to help you.

And remember what SUPRMAN said, always go for generic as long as the ingredients are the same. You'll pay a couple of bucks less that would only go to fancy packaging and marketing.



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Reply #6 posted 11/08/09 8:15am

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Mach said:

PunkMistress said:



You probably want an antihistamine or some pseudoephedrine. Ask the pharmacist, they'll be able to help you.

And remember what SUPRMAN said, always go for generic as long as the ingredients are the same. You'll pay a couple of bucks less that would only go to fancy packaging and marketing.



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Reply #7 posted 11/08/09 8:16am

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tinaz said:

As far as allergies, Benadryl has always been my choice... Ive tried all the ones you used to have to get prescriptions for and they always left me feeling like I was just on the verge of a sneeze...I HATE that feeling! lol...

thanks!
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Reply #8 posted 11/08/09 8:17am

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SUPRMAN said:

peacenlovealways said:

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.

You don't mention any requirements that are specific to you.

Are you allergic to anything?
Do you want something you can take at work?

I think the medical recommendation is for separate products rather than an all in one which gives you medication you may not need.
Do you need cold medicine?

In my experience, when the linings of my nasal passages dry out (being indoors all day with the heat on, in an air conditioned office all day) I get symptoms that resemble a stuffy congested nose. The cure is to simply wash my hands thoroughly, make sure I don't have any sharp edged nails, wet my hands, tilt my head back and drop a few drops of water into my nostrils. Relief within the hour.

That's become my first response rather than medication. Unless I know I have a fever or other symptoms. But I will still use the water in my nostrils because it helps even when I'm sick.

That being said, go for a supermarket generic. Check the ingredients. The order of the ingredients is by their percentage in the product. Supermarket brands are usually prepared and packaged in the same facility as brand name products.
So if the ingredient list is the same, buy the generic.

Yes, something to use at work if I have a cold...I have seasonal allergies and sometimes I get a very stuffy runny nose....
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Reply #9 posted 11/08/09 8:19am

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PunkMistress said:

peacenlovealways said:

Something good for runny and stuffy nose and maybe sneezing. There are so many products it's hard to choose. I want something very strong.


You probably want an antihistamine or some pseudoephedrine. Ask the pharmacist, they'll be able to help you.

And remember what SUPRMAN said, always go for generic as long as the ingredients are the same. You'll pay a couple of bucks less that would only go to fancy packaging and marketing.

thanks!
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Reply #10 posted 11/08/09 8:58am

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Benadryl it's an allergy medicine but it's VERY good! I also take it for hives. biggrin
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Reply #11 posted 11/08/09 9:14am

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vodka.

but nyquil works too, since it's mostly alcohol wink
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Reply #12 posted 11/08/09 6:39pm

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lil wayne say Vicks 44D... um i'ma vote Nyquil with a shot of hennessy...
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Reply #13 posted 11/08/09 9:59pm

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Some of that sniffing, sneezing, knock it back so you can get a buzz medicine. It may not clear anything up, but you won't care anymore.
Shut up, you amoral and unpleasant-by-your-own-free-will-and-not-due-to-any-systemic-dysfunction-organic-or-otherwise person.
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Reply #14 posted 11/08/09 10:27pm

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Clarentine nod
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Reply #15 posted 11/08/09 10:54pm

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BklynBabe said:

vodka.

but nyquil works too, since it's mostly alcohol wink


I've always found that if I'm sick, tying on a good one usually does the trick.
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