Fever with runny nose, is antihistaminic required?
Hello, my son is 21 years old. He is suffering from fever and runny nose. I have made chicken soup for him with plenty of black pepper. That may help him. I don't want him to take medicines. I have spoken to our family physician. He advised me to give him anti-histaminic. I am thinking of trying out home remedies. At the same time I am confused about the medication. Is antihistaminic required? Please suggest.
@pratibha A runny nose is mucus being discharged out of the nose. It can be caused by colder outdoor temperatures, or by the cold, flu, or allergies. Treatment includes drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, and resting as much as possible. Some types of them can help relieve your runny nose and sneezing when you have a cold. They block a chemical your body makes called histamine that makes the tissues in your nose itch and swell. Most experts say that histamine isn't the major cause of a runny nose when you have a cold. Even so, some of the older antihistamines, such as brompheniramine and chlorpheniramine, can bring relief. Newer antihistamines like fexofenadine (Allegra) and loratidine (Claritin) have not been shown to work for cold symptoms.