I have got runny nose and fever, should I take medicine?
Hello, I have got runny nose and fever, should I take medicine? I am 18 years old. I have disliking for medicines, specially allopathy. What should I do? Please suggest.
@mishtu Over-the-counter medicines won’t cure your cold, but they might make you feel better, so you can rest as it runs its course. When you have a cold, your body makes chemicals called histamines. That leads to sneezing, a runny nose, and watery eyes. Over-the-counter antihistamines such as chlorpheniramine and diphenhydramine block this process and can relieve those symptoms. They can also make you sleepy and dry out your eyes, nose, and mouth. Antihistamines can make secretions thick, which can be a problem for people with asthma.