Can Allergy Medicines Be Used To Treat Flu?
night I just went to the pharmacy centu * y to ask for a powerful cold medicine but I was given the drug avocel levocetirizine while I checked on the internet this drug for allergies. My question is whether this drug is also able to relieve the flu? Thank you
Hello Frendi, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Respond to questions you give regarding the use of Avocel for the treatment of your complaints. Avocel itself is a drug whose content is levocetirizine which is a drug with an antihistamine class. Where is the usual antihistamine used to relieve allergies. Where the symptoms of allergies can vary, from itching of the skin, sneezing, sneezing, etc. Where the symptoms often appear on the flu such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose, etc. so that the drug can indeed be used to alleviate complaints of the flu itself.
Basically the flu and the common cold itself can heal itself without using drugs because most of the causes are viruses. So the more immune system strengthens the virus will die by itself. But it is better if you are sick contact your doctor first, because sometimes the choice of drugs made by a doctor will be more rational.
Right now what you can do is:
Get enough rest.
Consume nutritious food, and drink 2 L of water per day.
Use a mask, because flu and common cold are also easily transmitted through the air.
If you have a fever you can take paracetamol.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Consult a doctor if your pain gets worse.
That's all my answer, thank you very much :)