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Can I take Vicks vaporub for cough and cold? Is it safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Sep-2013
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Doctor:good afternoon
User:Hi Dr.
User:Good afternoon
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:I've a query about my baby's cold & cough, she's three years old
Doctor:proceed further
User:I've read that vicks vapourub should not be used as it causes asthama and is banned in US
User:is it right ?
Doctor:No, I do not think it is right
Doctor:Vicks vaporub can be used
Doctor:But not inside the nose or inside the respiratory tract
User:then why is it banned in the US
Doctor:Firstly, Vicks Vaporub is not available in the US as for as my knowledge goes
User:Ok, so I'm giving her Alex-P syrup 2.5 ml thrice a day is that fine
Doctor:Yes, this is fine
User:I've read there is a new flue vaccine that lasts for a year
Doctor:Yes there are
Doctor:This flu shots can be taken yearly
User:should i give my baby this vaccine as she goes to play school and has a chance of catching the virus from other babied
Doctor:Yes, it would be ideal to give your baby the flu shot
User:these flu shots will not have any side effects?
User:So they prevent getting flu of all kinds or does it have limitations
Doctor:Basically they induce immunity against the common flu
Doctor:They do not have side effects as such
User:what are these flu shots called, just so that I can mention it to my Dr.
Doctor:It is called Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Bye to you too
Doctor:Take cre
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