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Best Cold Medicine For Adults

Updated on May 11, 2013
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Cold Medicine

Adults, when it comes to colds, you want to find the medicine that treats you the best as far as getting rid of symptoms and getting rid of the cold. There are so many medicines to choose from and you don't want to find yourself taking different medicines for each symptom because it is worthless and time consuming. You need a cold medicine that can relieve all of your symptoms and get rid of the cold. Even though you are taking medicine, you still need to build your immune system by drinking enough fluids and getting well rested while you recover from the cold. It is also best to cover your mouth and nose and to keep some hand sanitizer around you. Also keep a disinfectant spray around you so you won't spread the cold to others.

Which Medicines Are The Best?

So let's get to which ones are the best. My personal favorite is TheraFlu because it helps reduce the fever, body aches, and chills within 30 minutes to an hour. I have used this medicine for quite some time and I always get rid of the cold within two days from taking it. It works pretty good for me but there are alternative medicines that I suggest as well. Here are a few:

Alka-Setzer Plus Cold Medicine

Vicks Nyquil

Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom




You want a medicine that can rid of most if not all of your symptoms like runny nose, headache, fever, sneezing, sniffling, body aches, coughing, and sore throat. Most medicines are multi-symptom and get rid of at least 5 symptoms. It may take up to an hour or even a few hours for the medicine to start working for you, but I prefer TheraFlu. It works the best.

Home Remedies For Colds

There are some remedies that you can start doing to get rid of your cold quicker and to keep you from getting colds. Here are some remedies:

Drink plenty of fluids like juices, lemon tea, and a lot of water to keep hydrated.

Mashing down some raw garlic and putting it in some warm water or mixing it with your tea can help you get rid of your cold quicker.

Making a drink with some ginger, lemon, and honey will help your throat and most of your cold symptoms.

Using a vapor medication to breathe in to get rid of stuffy nose and congestion.

Gargle some warm salt water to help with a sore throat.

Using a humidifier can help you breathe better and get rid of a stuffy nose.


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    • liljen23 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      @kayla I say drink a hot tottie(theraflu) and drink orange juice and eat chicken noodle soup. That is my recipe for getting better when I have a cold.

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      6 years ago

      i been sick for 3 days now i ben taking MucinexDM it works to a point then at night time i take nighttime cold & ful relief but iam still sick what should i do i even drink tea and water i need more help to get better i hate beging sick

    • MsMcNerdyNerd profile image


      6 years ago

      Great article, when i get a cold. I make a hot toddy made of lemon tea, honey, and 2 ounces of Bourbon. It clears your cold right up, but you must be 21 years old :)


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