wk 4 responses..posted.docx - NURS6521wk4d1r1 Hi Brittany Thank you for the information you shared about the frequently recommended drug therapy to

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NURS6521wk4d1r1 Hi Brittany, Thank you for the information you shared about the frequently recommended drug therapy to treat a common cold. As you have mentioned, the timeliness of identifying and treating common colds are usually variable due to the delayed onset of symptoms. The symptoms of a common cold such as sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose, and coughing typically begin two or three days after exposure to germs or infection (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2017). Due to the postponed presentation, selection of pharmacological therapy must provide the highest effectiveness in controlling the symptoms safely. Histamine is an inflammatory mediator produced in several cells of the body causing the stimulation of sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose, and coughing (Commoncold, Inc., 2015). In addition to the commonly suggested medication, you posted, recommended pharmacological therapy of antihistamine and nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have found to be effective with minimum side effects inflicted on the individual. Antihistamine medications prevent the attachment of histamine to H1 cellular receptor inhibiting the inflammatory activity and stimulation of mucus glands secretion while the action of NSAIDs will block the production of natural inflammatory mediators called prostaglandins which can alleviate symptoms of inflammation, pain, and fever (Commoncold, Inc., 2015). Antihistamine and NSAIDs medications provide remedy through inhibiting the mediators that directly activate the symptoms of the cold. Beginning the treatment as soon as the earliest sign of the condition is recognized can help reduce the severity of manifestations. The initial drug treatment plan that will be prescribed for an adult patient will include
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