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which antibiotic for cold and cough

Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose

Cough suppressants - quiet a cough

Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up

Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing
Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains

Before taking these medicines, read the labels carefully. Many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. For example, taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cold or cough medicines to children under four, and don’t give aspirin to children. Finally, antibiotics won’t help a cold.