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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
Treatment General Approach for Treating and Managing Asthma While medications play an essential role in the management of asthma, appropriate management of asthma involves much more: Identifying and avoiding allergens and other asthma triggers Following appropriate drug treatments Home monitoring performed by either patient or family Good communication between doctor and patient Needed psychosocial support Treatment of asthma in all environments (school, work, exercise) The severity of asthma is classified into four groups: Intermittent, Mild Persistent, Moderate Persistent, and Severe Persistent. Six specific components of severity are used to classify patients. These components are: Symptom frequency, ranging from fewer than 2 days per week to throughout the day Nighttime awakenings, ranging from none to nightly Short-acting beta2-agonist used for symptom control, ranging from 2 or fewer days per week to several times per day Interference with normal activity, ranging from none to extremely limi...
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...
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