Seasonal changes bring about many different symptoms that you need relief for. If you need relief from any of the symptoms below, check our chart and look into our home delivery service if you can't make it into the store.
|Symptom||Hydrate||Vaporizer/Humidifier||Suppress Cough||Encourage Cough||Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofin||Nasal Decongestants||Antihistamines||Non-Prescription Medication Suggestions|
|Chest Cough||X||X||X||Mucinex Guiafenesin Robitussin Plain|
|Throat Cough||X||X||X||X*||Delsym Dextromethorphan/Robitussin DM/Menthol Cough Drops|
|Aches/Pains||Advil w/ food**||Ibuprofen w/ food|
|Headache||X||X||Advil w/ food/Tylenol**||Acetominophen ok on empty stomach/Ibuprofen w/ food|
|Sinus Headache/Nasal Congestion/Stuffy Nose||X||X||Advil w/ food||X||Generic Sudafed***- day only and Ibuprofen|
|Fatigue||X||Rest. Fluids. Small meals even if not hungry. Ensure- Gatorade|
|Fever||X||Tylenol/Acetamenophen Advil w/ food****||Rest. Fluids. Small meals even if not hungry. Ensure-Gatorade|
|Sneezing/Runny Nose||X||X||X||Claritin=Loratadine -Day/Zyrtec=Cetrizine- Day/Benadryl- Diphenhydramine- Bedtime|
|Watery Eyes||X||X||X||Claritin=Loratadine -Day/Zyrtec=Cetrizine- Day/Benadryl- Diphenhydramine- Bedtime|
|Sore Throat||X||X||Acetaminophen||X*||Tylenol=Acetaminophen can be taken without food. Throat spray or drops with Benzocaine|
* Some throat coughs and sore throats are due to post-nasal drip… which is helped by a nasal decongestant.
** Read the Olden’s Tylenol vs. Advil Blog
*** Sudafed ( behind the RX counter) is psuedoephedrine more effective than Sudafed ( on the store shelves) which is phenylephrine
**** Read the Alternating Tylenol and Motrin Doses for Decreased Side Effects Blog