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How do medications treat infective rhinitis?

Medications used to treat infective rhinitis (a common cold) are aimed at reducing the severity and length of symptoms. Antihistamines help stop the runny nose. Pain relievers such as aspirin or acetaminophen ease body aches. Cough syrups soothe throat irritation and calm coughing. Decongestants can help make breathing easier by shrinking swollen nasal tissues.

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