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The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now![read article]

Tests for Common Cold

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Common Cold

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PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (soo doe e FED rin) is a decongestant. It is used to treat congestion of the nose or sinuses.  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE (klor fen IR a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat a runny nose from allergies or a cold. It is also used to treat the symptoms an aller...  More
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PHENYLEPHRINE (fen il EF rin) is a decongestant. It is used to relieve a stuffy nose from allergies, colds, or sinus problems.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan) is a combination of a pain reliever and a cough suppressant. It is used to treat the ach...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; DOXYLAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; dox IL a meen) is a combination of a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, and...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain re...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of pain reliever, a cough suppressant, an...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It...  More
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BROMPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms ...  More
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BROMPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; soo doe e FED rin) is a histamine blocker, cough suppressant, and a d...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN (klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan) is a combination of an antihistamine and a cough suppressant. It is used to treat the ...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE (klor fen IR a meen; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat symptoms of an alle...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (klor fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms ...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, a cough suppressan...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, a cough supp...  More
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CLEMASTINE (KLEM as teen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies and mild allergic reactions. This medicine will not treat an infection.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE; PYRILAMINE (dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin; peer ILL a meen) is a combination of a cough suppressant, a decongestant and an an...  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE (dye fen HYE dra meen; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of al...  More
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IBUPROFEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (eye BYOO proe fen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a decongestant. It is used ...  More
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NAPROXEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (na PROX en; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of pain reliever and a decongestant. It is used to treat the aches, pains, and congestion...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a pain reliever and a decongestant. It is used to treat symptoms of the ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; soo doe e FED rin) is a combinati...  More
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BROMPHENIRAMINE (brome fen IR a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal and year-round allergies. It is also used to treat a runny n...  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN, GUAIFENESIN, and PHENYLEPHRINE (dex troe meth OR fan, gwye FEN e sin, fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, an expectorant, and ...  More
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LORATADINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (lor AT a deen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms ...  More
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Self Care for Common Cold

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Bed Rest
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for tr...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Common Cold

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PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (soo doe e FED rin) is a decongestant. It is used to treat congestion of the nose or sinuses.  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE (klor fen IR a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat a runny nose from allergies or a cold. It is also used to treat the symptoms an aller...  More
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PHENYLEPHRINE (fen il EF rin) is a decongestant. It is used to relieve a stuffy nose from allergies, colds, or sinus problems.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dex troe meth OR fan; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain re...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, expectorant and decongestant. It...  More
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BROMPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms ...  More
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BROMPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; soo doe e FED rin) is a histamine blocker, cough suppressant, and a d...  More
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CARBETAPENTANE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptom...  More
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CARBETAPENTANE; PHENYLEPHRINE; PYRILAMINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; fen il EF rin; peer ILL a meen) is a combination of a cough suppressant, a decongestant, and an anti...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; HYDROCODONE (klor fen IR a meen; hye droe KOE done) is a combination of an antihistamine and cough suppressant. It is used to treat the symptoms o...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE (klor fen IR a meen; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat symptoms of an alle...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (klor fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms ...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, a cough suppressan...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, a cough supp...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE; HYDROCODONE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (klor fen IR a meen; hye droe KOE done; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, cough suppressant, a...  More
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CLEMASTINE (KLEM as teen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies and mild allergic reactions. This medicine will not treat an infection.  More
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DEXCHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (dex klor fen EER a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; soo doe e FED rin)is a combination of an antihistamine, a cou...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE; PYRILAMINE (dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin; peer ILL a meen) is a combination of a cough suppressant, a decongestant and an an...  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE (dye fen HYE dra meen; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of al...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a pain reliever and a decongestant. It is used to treat symptoms of the ...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE; PHENYLTOLOXAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; klor fen IR a meen; fen il EF rin; fen ill toe LOX a meen) is a combination o...  More
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BROMPHENIRAMINE (brome fen IR a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal and year-round allergies. It is also used to treat a runny n...  More
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CARBETAPENTANE; CHLORPHENIRAMINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; klor fen IR a meen) is a combination of a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It is used to treat the sym...  More
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CODEINE; PROMETHAZINE (KOE deen; proe METH a zeen) is a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It helps to stop or reduce coughing due to colds or allergies. This ...  More
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CODEINE; PHENYLEPHRINE; PROMETHAZINE (KOE deen; fen il EF rin; proe METH a zeen) is a cough suppressant, a decongestant, and an antihistamine. It helps to stop or r...  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PROMETHAZINE (dex troe meth OR fan; proe METH a zeen) is a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It is used to treat coughing due to colds or al...  More
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN, GUAIFENESIN, and PHENYLEPHRINE (dex troe meth OR fan, gwye FEN e sin, fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, an expectorant, and ...  More
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HYDROCODONE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (hye droe KOE done; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant with a decongestant. It is used to treat the cough and c...  More
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LORATADINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (lor AT a deen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms ...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Common Cold What's this?

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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Boneset ( Eupatorium perfoliatum ) is native to eastern North America and was used by Native Americans to treat fevers, including dengue fever and malaria. Today, b...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
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The medicinally used part of licorice is the root and dried rhizome of the low-growing shrub Glycyrrhiza glabra . Currently, most licorice is produced in Greece, Tu...  More
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Peppermint is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and North America. Peppermint is widely cultivated for its fragrant oil. Peppermint oil has been used h...  More
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Echinacea species are perennials that belong to the Aster family and originate in eastern North America. Traditionally used for a range of infections and malignanci...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Common Cold What's this?

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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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