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What about colds, what medications will help quickly? Do you only wonder when you start sneezing? The pharmacist at the pharmacy will tell you what to buy. But you will deal with colds faster if you already need medication at home. What do you need at home pharmacy for colds?

Medications for coldsrarely have time to expire, because a cold, i.e. a runny nose and sore throat, affect everyone several times a year on average. Although at least every six months it is worth cleaning the first aid kit, and certainly check the expiry date of the drug before taking it. Before you start sneezing, check what you should have in your home first aid kit for colds.

What about a cold in the first aid kit?

  • Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic drugs. If you do not have digestive problems, buy anti-inflammatory drugs containing ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetylsalicylic acid with analgesic and antipyretic properties. If you have a sensitive stomach or suffer from peptic ulcer disease, choose paracetamol.
  • Combined cold and flu medications. They usually contain paracetamol or acetylsalicylic acid as well as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, caffeine, antihistamine and antitussive ingredients. When you decide to take combination medications - choose one preparation and no longer take other tablets containing paracetamol or acetylsalicylic acid. If you have high blood pressure or suffer from cardiovascular diseases, give up drugs containing pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine.
  • Throat lozenges. Choose those that do not contain sugar.
  • Antitussive syrup, preferably universal, that can be used in both dry and wet coughs.
  • A set of herbs for colds. It is worth having willow bark (contains anti-inflammatory salilcylates), rosehip, lavender flower, linden flower, elderberry flower and fruit and chamomile baskets, hibiscus flower, sage herb, mint, thyme and echinacea (Echinacea), as well as anise fruit and marshmallow root.
  • Warming ointments with eucalyptus oil or camphor ointment.
  • Oils for inhalation with eucalyptus, mint, menthol, juniper or clove oil.
  • Nasal drops.

Antidote for colds in the kitchen

It is always worth having inhome: onions, garlic, honey, lemons, turmeric and baking soda (they can be used to make a gargle), as well as fresh and dried ginger, raspberry juice, rosehip juice or chokeberry or blackcurrant juice. It is also worth replenishing the stock of bananas (they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals), citrus, kiwi and apples.

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