Common Cold is known to be a self-limiting disease that tends to resolve on its own. However, with today's lifestyle habits, it is recommended to seek treatment for Common Cold to not only resolve the cold, but also to prevent further attacks.
Conventional medical prescribers usually recommend the following in treatment for Common Cold:
- Decongestant nasal sprays containing saline or pseudoephedrine. They help to clear nasal passages, but only on a temporary basis.
- Antihistamines are given to take care of any allergies if present.
- Cough suppressants. They, as the name suggest, suppress cough, which may not be a good idea because cough clears the mucus in the chest.
- Antibiotics. They are administered to prevent secondary bacterial infections, but do not have any effect whatsoever on the causative virus.
These medications have their own side effects and only cause temporary alleviation in symptoms, without addressing the core of the disease.