Cold meds

By reneeramaekers Latest Reply 2011-10-29 09:23:39 -0500
Started 2011-10-25 18:25:18 -0500

I've read a lot of things that say I have to be careful when taking over the counter cold meds . I have a chest cold and the coughing is killing me what can I take ???

6 replies

Heather44118 2011-10-25 19:16:00 -0500 Report

there is a diabetic robutussin, talk to the pharmacist, let them know what meds you are on. Many cold meds spike blood sugar. Vicks vapor rub and mucinex were ok'd by my doc. I am on metformin. Hope you feel better soon.

berrykins0 2011-10-28 14:20:33 -0500 Report

i use diabetic robotussin your right this theres even a night time out now you can use too. i had a nasty cough with a cold i'm getting over and it helped me alot i felt better within couples days of using it.

pixsidust 2011-10-25 18:55:39 -0500 Report

I would take Wal-Born, the generic version of Air-bourne sold at Walgreens. Its a flavored tablet that dissolves in 8 oz of ice cold water that you drink every 4 hours for a couple of days straight. Its liquid vitamins and herbs that are designed to boost you immune system. one or two times a day drinking it is not enough. Load your system up. I would also get an antihistimine to dry up the post nasal drip causing the cough. One taken at night before bed for a couple of days should not hurt. You do not need a decogestant.

Building your immune system is wonderful and I can feel the difference taking the Wal-born

reneeramaekers 2011-10-25 20:23:06 -0500 Report

Thanks !!!!! I've got the vicks rub and gave in and took ny quill !!! I feel better !!! But I will send my husband out for the wal-born

pixsidust 2011-10-26 00:09:51 -0500 Report

You may want to let up drinking it but do not. Once you are well I keep some around to drink when I am around others that are sick or the sign of a first sniffle. You do not have to drink it but once or twice a day then. However since you are already sick 4 times a day at least. Put enough cold water or its yucky. 8 to 10 oz cold cold water. You will go through a box of ten in 2-2 1/2 days. Thats OK. Its like getting a shot of medicine and oral medicine as well. You get the extra in the shot to get you over the hump of being sick. Feel Better!