Generic Name: ANTIHISTAMINES/DECONGESTANTS - ORAL Vicks DayQuil Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, or other breathing
illnesses (such as sinusitis, bronchitis). Dextromethorphan is a cough
suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to
cough. Acetaminophen (APAP) is a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer.
Antihistamines help relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose,
This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs
from smoking, asthma, or other long-term breathing problems (such as
emphysema), or for coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically
Asthma in children is an obstructive respiratory condition characterized by recurring attacks of wheezing , shortness of breath, prolonged expiration, and an irritated cough that is a common, chronic illness in childhood. Although the disease can begin in infancy, it is often difficult to diagnose asthma in young children. Nevertheless, these children require treatment. The lung is the main organ of the respiratory system and its main function is respiration (exchange of gases between the environment and the body). Air enters the nose where it is filtered, warmed and humidified. After passing through the trachea (windpipe), the air travels into the lungs through the bronchi (a system of branching airway tubes that become smaller as they reach deeper into the lung). The smallest of the bronchi, the bronchioles, open into balloon-like sacs called alveoli. An asthma attack occurs when these airways narrow and the muscles around them tightly contract (this is called bronchospasm ). The membra...
So you're suffering from an asthma attack. You sit on the edge of the bed and reach for your rescue inhaler. But it's not there. Now what do you do? You do what people did before the modern age of medicine: you suffer.
Other than just suffer, what would you do treat your asthma if you lived in...
5,000 B.C .: You'd seek out a priest, magician or witch to find out what god was mad at you and what you can do to allay the anger of this god. You'd say an incantation or prayer for healing.
3,400 B.C.: If you're lucky enough to live in Egypt and you know a physician to prescribe crushed and sun-dried stammonium leaves and roots. You'd take these and set them over heated bricks and inhale the fumes. It won't heal you, but will give you some relief.
1,500 B.C : If you lived in China you were given a cup of yellow tea with an herb in it from the plant called Ma Huang ....
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