Q: What is Zicam and how does it work? A: Zicam is an over-the-counter product that contains zinc and is used to reduce both the duration and the severity of the common cold. According to the manufacturer, Zicam works best when used or taken within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of common cold symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion or coughing. Q: Is Zicam a drug? Zicam was not approved by the FDA as a drug and it was not marketed as a drug. Zicam's manufacturer, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., marketed Zicam as a homeopathic remedy. Q: Does Zicam actually work? A: There have been some studies done that showed that zinc products such as Zicam have reduced the length of a person's cold by one day, when it did show benefit. However, there is no conclusive evidence that Zicam, or similar products, actually works. Q: Why did the FDA issue a warning about Zicam? A: The product may damage or destroy a person's sense of smell, according to the FDA. It is a condition called anosmia . Since...
This Sunday morning I arrived a few minutes late at the Center for Inquiry – Los Angeles, to help with our booth preparation for the 17th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair event, literally just around the corner.
An entire street (Vermont Avenue) was blocked off starting
at Hollywood Blvd. and stretching for a number of blocks up to Franklin Avenue. There were two performance stages – one at
each end – and bands were scheduled to entertain throughout the event (11 a.m.
to 8 p.m.).
A volunteer from the center helped me carry the casket
containing the body of the unknown smoker , a grotesque display poster, created
years ago by COLORS Magazine, which has “attracted” countless individuals at
such events, much like a train wreck would compel notice.
The ravages of cigarette smoking graphically shown via male
and female body parts pieced together in the display, startles, motivates,
repulses, inspires: at day’s end, about 8 p.m., a...
Generic Name: KETOTIFEN - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (KEE-toe-TYE-fen) Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Opht Uses
This medication is used to prevent and treat itching of
the eyes caused by allergies (allergic/seasonal conjunctivitis). Ketotifen is
an antihistamine for the eye that treats allergic symptoms by blocking a
certain natural substance (histamine). It is also a mast cell stabilizer that
prevents allergic reactions by reducing the release of natural substances that
cause an allergic reaction.
How To Use Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Opht
If you are using the over-the-counter product, read all
directions on the product package before using this medication. If your doctor
has prescribed this medication, use it exactly as directed.
Apply 1 drop to the affected eye(s), usually twice a day
(every 8 to 12 hours) or as directed by the package instructions or your
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to
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