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...
When I started as a respiratory therapist 20 years ago, one of the first observations I made is that people with chronic lung diseases, like COPD, do not like heat. They often request fans with the breeze blowing right at their faces. Or, better yet, they request the air conditioning be turned to full blast. Studies seem to support these observations.
A study performed at John Hopkins University showed that COPD patients who were exposed to higher indoor temperatures (such as 90°F) were more likely to have lung function decline, have a flare-up, and require rescue medicine. Those exposed to higher outdoor temperatures were more likely to develop more severe COPD (meaning more severe symptoms).
While the study confirms heat has a negative impact on people with COPD, researchers are not sure of the mechanisms involved. So further studies will surely be performed to figure this out. As more is learned we’ll be sure to let you kn...
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