Definition Camphor overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Vicks VapoRub overdose Poisonous Ingredient Camphor Menthol Where Found Camphorated oil Some moth repellents Topical pain relievers Vicks VapoRub Note: This list may not be all inclusive.
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 ....
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...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.