Cold vs. Flu
For as long as cold and flu have been around, people have been mistaking one for the other. When we don’t know what truly ails us, it’s hard to take the right medication. Just what is the difference between colds and the flu? First, there really is no cure for the common cold, although we can take things to lessen the symptoms.
The flu is generally worse than the cold, although a cold can advance to something more serious if not taken care of correctly. The flu, however, is more likely to develop into something more serious. While they are both respiratory disorders, they come from different viruses. People with colds generally have sore throats, runny noses, stuffy noses and possibly a cough.
People with flus typically experience body aches, chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headaches and fatigue. The flu can last a day or two or may continue for more than a week. Because these two illnesses are so different, so is the need for different medication.
Cold and Flu Tablets – What to Take
If you’ve ever went shopping for Demazin Pe Day & Night Cold & Flu Relief Tablets 48 Pack Amcal, you know that there are many on the market. Some are listed for daytime while others are meant for nighttime use. The nighttime ones contain medications that can help you sleep better, which is extremely important when you’re sick.
For instance, you wouldn’t take medication for sore throats to help your achy body, right? Here are some of the common symptoms that may be helped with the right cold and flu tablets
• Chest cough – Try medication with mucolytics or expectorants.
• Dry cough –Try cough suppressants or cough drops. Hot tea with lemon really does help for both kinds of coughs.
• Stuffy nose – Decongestants are effective for reducing mucus formation. You can also get pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine from your pharmacist. Decongestant sprays with oxymetazoline or xylometazoline can be useful and fast-acting as well.
• Runny nose – Nasal sprays with ipratropium bromide are effective for runny nose and allergies.
• Achy body – Cold medicines with Ibuprofin and paracetamol are useful.
• Sore throat – If cold medicines for sore throat are ineffective, consider trying tea and throat lozenges.
When choosing medication for colds and the flu, you’ll find relief much quicker if you’re taken the correct medicine and are getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated!