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We have almost made it through the last of outdoor allergy season. Ragweed has run its course in most of the U.S. while mold spores try to survive the declining temperatures of the Midwest and Northeast. Currently outdoor mold, weather changes and shared germs are leading factors in the escalation of cough, wheezing, runny nose and sinus congestion plaguing many of us. Although many areas of the country will soon see a dramatic decline in outdoor mold counts as the first hard frost approaches, the common cold virus is here to wreak havoc for several more months.
As a parent, I know there is nothing more frustrating than hearing your child cough all night. During the fall and winter months, the common cold virus is often the culprit responsible for upper respiratory tract infections and asthma attacks in adults and children. Stopping the cough becomes a main goal for surviving work, school and sleep time.
The Chicago Tribune published an article about the shortcomings of ...
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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