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Each week, Health and Beauty Expert Sue Chungwill discuss skin health topics suggested by members of the HealthCentral community. To ask Sue a question, send an email to email@example.com or leave a comment below. Reader's Question: I know dry skin is supposed to be a winter problem, but my time in the sun and at the beach and pool are making my skin flaky. What can I do about this without avoiding summer activities completely? Sue's Response: It seems counterintuitive that water dries out skin. Water makes up 60 percent of our bodies. Doctors tell us to drink plenty of it every day. So if water in side our bodies keeps us hydrated, why does water out side our bodies make us dry? The fact of the matter is that our bodies are not meant to stay in water for prolonged periods of time. Our skin maintains a balance with our natural (dry) environment. When we spend a lot of time in the water and then get out, the water evaporates from our skin an...
Generic Name: NON-NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT/ANTIHISTAMINE -
ORAL DryMax AF Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to relieve symptoms
caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, "hay fever," and other breathing
illnesses (such as sinusitis, bronchitis). These symptoms include cough, watery
eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and sneezing. This product contains a
cough suppressant (such as carbetapentane, chlophedianol) that affects a
certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. This product also
contains a decongestant (such as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine), which helps
relieve stuffy nose symptoms. It also contains an antihistamine (such as
brompheniramine, triprolidine, among others), which helps relieve watery eyes,
itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and sneezing.
This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs
from smoking, asthma, or other long-term breathing problems (such as
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the airways (bronchi) to produce excess mucus and close, making breathing difficult. Treatment has two main objectives: first, to control and reduce inflammation and, second, to reopen the airways. Drugs that achieve the first goal are called anti-inflammatory agents, and those that bring about the second are called bronchodilators. Many asthma sufferers inhale these medications. Following are answers to a few commonly asked questions about dry-powder inhalers. What Are the Advantages of Inhaling Asthma Medicines? Anti-inflammatory treatment for asthma is long-term therapy. Often it is life long. Inhaling asthma medicine directly into airways and lungs has two advantages. First, the medicine goes directly to where it is needed and speeds relief of symptoms. And second, it limits the number of areas in the body exposed to the medicine and reduces the risk of side effects. Are there Different Kinds of Inhale...
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