Coldarin All in 1® is a medicine that contains anti-pyretic, decongestant, antihistamine and stimulant agent that help relieve common cold and flu symptoms such as sneezing, nasal and sinus pain, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Read more about Coldarin All in 1®
Cold and flu are caused by viruses. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, droplets containing cold or flu viruses present in their body spread and remain suspended in the air. When another person comes close, they breathe in this air, thus getting infected. The virus can also be spread by contaminated hands, surfaces like doorknobs, and handles, and items like cups, used tissues etc.
Common cold and seasonal influenza outbreaks usually occur during winter in temperate (or “cooler”) climates, like the northern parts of India. But in in tropical (or “warmer”) regions, like the southern parts of India, these outbreaks can be irregular and may occur throughout the year.
You may start feeling a slight sore throat first followed by congestion, sneezing, and coughing. However, these symptoms can vary from person to person. You may also feel low on energy and have mild headache and muscle ache. Your symptoms will peak within the first few days and then gradually start improving. >> Read more about Symptoms of cold
After the cold virus attacks, the WBCs (white blood cells that fight infection) in your body release certain chemicals (like cytokines) to combat the virus. These chemicals cause behavioral and mood changes and can also make your muscles ache, leaving you feeling weak.
But don’t worry! This “sickness behavior,” that is, feeling of tiredness, lack of energy, and reduced alertness actually helps your body to focus on meeting the high-energy needs that are required to fight infection and maintain fever.
Questions about common cold remedies, treatment, and home care
You can start by drinking lots of fluids—water, fresh juices and clear soups. It is also a good idea to sleep and get enough rest. Gargling with salt water can soothe a sore throat. You can also use over-the-counter saline nasal drops to help relieve stuffiness and congestion.
You can also take medicines, like Coldarin All in 1®, that contain a combination of ingredients that relieve the multiple symptoms of cold, like runny nose, nasal congestion, fever, sore throat and aches. >> Read more about how to manage your cold
Drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. You can also gargle using salt and water mixture to soothe your sore throat. In addition, take sufficient rest so your body can heal.
Medicines like Coldarin All in 1®, can help you relieve these symptoms of cold so you can start feeling better soon! Coldarin All in 1® also contains ingredients that treat other conditions associated with cold, such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, sinus and nasal congestion and fatigue. >> Read more about Coldarin All in 1®
You can take honey—by itself or mixed in warm tea—to reduce coughs. Steam inhalation or using saline nasal drops can help relieve nasal and sinus congestion. You can also take antihistamines, like diphenhydramine, and decongestants, like phenylephrine, to relieve allergy-like symptoms of cold like runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, coughing and congestion.
Medicines containing diphenhydramine and phenylephrine, Coldarin All in 1®, can help you relieve these symptoms of cold, too. Coldarin All in 1® also contains ingredients that treat fever and body aches associated with cold. >> Read more about Coldarin All in 1®
Steam inhalation is one of the most widely used home remedies to soothe nasal and sinus congestion. While it won’t cure an infection, the warm and moist air can loosen up the mucus in your nasal passages, throat, and lungs and, thus, can make you feel relieved.
You will start feeling better in about 7–10 days. Some symptoms, like runny nose, stuffy nose, and cough, may even last beyond that—for up to 14 days—but those symptoms should also be improving over time.
Antibiotics do not work against viruses that cause colds, so they will not help you feel better. When antibiotics are not needed, they won’t help you but can instead cause harm. Antibiotics should be taken only after checking with a doctor.
You should call your doctor if the symptoms are severe or unusual. Seek medical help if you get high fever, chills and severe muscle or body aches or if your child is younger than 3 months of age and has fever or is lethargic.
You should also call your doctor immediately for those at high risk for serious flu complications, which includes—
Children younger than 5 years of age
Adults older than 65 years of age
People with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease