Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN LIQUID - ORAL Pronounced: (dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Vicks DayQuil Cough Oral Precautions
Before taking dextromethorphan, tell your doctor or
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lung problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
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This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have
phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your
intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about
Welcome to my blog about my life with both allergies and asthma . I have a range of food allergies [tree nuts, salmon, nightshade veggies, some melons, tropical fruits too], food intolerances [gluten/wheat, diary, soy and processed sugar], environmental allergies [mold, trees, dust, etc.] and allergic asthma. I know, I know, I'm a very lucky girl. I've got all that to deal with: bunches of allergies AND allergic asthma. But contrary to what most people would imagine, I am a lucky girl, and I hope that in joining me on this bloggy journey some of that "lucky" feeling, especially in the face of any level of chronic illness, may rub off on you. Just so you know, I didn't always feel that way: lucky. Sometimes my childhood felt like an endless stream of watery eyes, runny noses, itchy ears, hives, a tight chest and wheezing. There were colds, flu, infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. The pneumonia happened at sleep-away camp. I s...
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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