Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms (e.g., cough, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea). Antihistamines and combination antihistamine/decongestant therapies can modestly improve symptoms in adults; however, the benefits must be weighed against potential side effects.
Two studies: no benefit.
Six studies: five showed some benefit for rhinorrhea; one showed no benefit Antihistamines.
Two studies: one showed benefit; one showed no benefit Moguisteine*
Three studies: two showed benefit; one showed no benefit Dextromethorphan plus salbutamol*
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Five studies: no benefit for nasal obstruction.
Two studies (one using astemizole†): benefit Antihistamine/decongestant combination.
Topical: drying of nasal membranes, nosebleeds, rebound nasal congestion Dextromethorphan (Delsym).
One study: limited benefit with unfavorable side effects Guaifenesin (Mucinex).
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