Usually when I get a cold it’s fairly minor, and I can get by with either no medication or just cough medicine, but the one I’ve got now is a real killer - I just went through two almost sleepless nights because I was so congested.
For allergies I usually take Tavist-D (actually a generic replacement) but since this is an antihistamine it does nothing for me when I have a cold. I’ve noticed that almost all the cold medications (Dayquil, Nyquil, Contac, etc) at my local drugstore are based on pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (“Sudafed”) which has no effect on me, although several years ago I remember it working. I hate to have to go to the doctor for a cold. Anyone know of anything that works better?