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Perhaps: This is an area of controversy in medicine. Statistically, there are many children with childhood asthma who grow up to not complain of symptoms; however it is not clear if they are just avoiding activity that incites asthma or are used to the symptoms and don't seek treatment. So, it is possible to be an adult who had childhood asthma and be relatively symptom free. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathing to bypass much of the congestion. I hate Vicks steam; consider it air pollution. A lifestyle audit to eliminate any odors/irritants in a kids sleeping area + humidity or steam as long as the measured humidity. ...Read more
Your friend needs to: call 911 now to have an ambulance take the child to a hospital-based Pediatric Emergency Room. Ingestion of even a teaspoon of camphor-containing preparations can cause seizures within 20 minutes. . Vicks does not help congestion in anyone of any age. It is not recommended as a "chest rub" or as an additive to humidifiers for children because of the danger of ingestion. ...Read more
ALBUTROL MIST: Albuterol is a bronchdilater means it opens up the bronchi which go into spasm and cause the wheezing.It happens quite common in the babies with asthma and albutrerol inhalation is used to relieve the wheezing, but it does not do anything to the disease process which is inflammation in bronchi, so albuterol is used in combination with steroids.Other condition causing is wheezng is bronchiolitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes humidifiers are safe but they do need to be cleaned often because they do get some bacterial growth which then can be in the mist put out in the air and be of potential risk of causing infection. ...Read more
No: Outgrowing asthma is a slightly controversial topic; while some adults who had asthma as a child do not have symptoms as an adult, objective measurements of lung function often find problems in these individuals. It is not clear if there is truly a lessening of the disease, a decrease in activity, or tolerance (or some combination of all three) that leads to the phenomina. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: We use it in infants on a regular basis. ...Read more
Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?
Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?
Yes: Dry powder inhalers are equally effective and are becoming more popular than commonly used metered dose inhalers or MDI's as the former comes without the potential for environmental concerns of damaging the ozone layer with CFC propellants .in MDI's. In both, one should wash the mouth after use to avoid after taste and potential for developing thrush in mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well i'm a toddler teacher, and my room has 3-4 children with yellowish/greenish noses.... ? No fevers contagious?
Okay: Depending on how much he weighs , it should be ok. ...Read more
Is it safe to put vicks vaporub in the medicine cup of my warm mist humidifier? I am 28 but the only posts i find seem more for helping young children
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