So what medicines are you taking for your cold? My doctor recommended the behind the counter but not Rx sudafed I can't remember the name of it though. Does that sound familiar at all?
I had a wicked cold a few months ago and my OB told me what over-the-counter meds to get. I went to CVS and talked to the pharmacist to make sure I chose the right things. Sudafed (regular, 12-hour, no extra-strength) for stuffy nose, Robitussin (again, just the plain Robitussin, no DM or anything like that), and regular strength Tylenol for headaches. You can also take cough drops if you get a sore or scratchy throat. But I wouldn't take antibiotics for a cold since they won't do anything. If it was a sinus infection, sure, but not for a cold.