Remedies For Colds

Ibuprofen is one of the common remedies people use for colds.

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that most people use to relieve headaches, treat soreness and reduce pain throughout the body. As one of the remedies for colds, ibuprofen alone works to block the receptors for the cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX), which lessens the perception of pain—a less intense signal is sent to the brain by the nerve endings.

While ibuprofen alone will not help treat all cold symptoms, products containing ibuprofen in the Advil Cold & Sinus line not only treat headaches, body aches and pains due to colds, but also address symptom relief with an effective decongestant.