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What are the treatment options for infective rhinitis?

Treatment options for infective rhinitis (common cold) are aimed at reducing the severity and length of the symptoms. Most symptoms can be treated as needed with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These OTC medications include antihistamines to reduce nasal stuffiness and drainage, pain relievers such as aspirin and acetaminophen, cough syrups, and decongestants. Some popular cold remedies such as Echinacea, zinc, and vitamin C have not been proven to be highly effective.

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