Vicks

What is Vicks?

Vicks is company and makers of very popular medical products such as vaporub, action 500 and inhaler. In general when we say vicks we refer to the vicks vaporub which is an inhaler used extensively all over the world.

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Hi, my son is a happy healthy child. He has sinuses infections occasionally and the antibiotics cure it.....lately he has this head and chest congestion that is givivg him headaches and a little tummy ache probably due to drainage going into his stomach. as of now he takes Zyrtec at night....went from 5 ml...his pharmacist recommended that he take 10 now since he around other hildren who my also be ill. I run a cool mist vaporizer with Vicks pads in it.....please help...what can I do?

doctor1 MD

Thanku for your query.
Well I understand your concern,URTI that is upper respiratory tract infection are quite common in childhood,and it is mostly viral in nature .As u said your child also has sinusitis episodes headache are quite common with that especially on bending.stomach pain is also...

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MY CHild is 5 yrs old and having chest congestion since 22april and had a breathing problem at that time . His AEC report and xray reports are normal. but in the night if we increase the speed of the fan he starts coughing in short intervals continously. and his breathing rates increase a little bit as if difficilty in breathing. When i switch on the steamer with vicks in it within 5-10 mint. he is normal and sleeps without coughing. what is the problem he is having? how he can be cured of heavy chest congestion. he has taken maclav-bid and tedycof also.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM forum .
Your child is most probably having a viral respiratory infection in which antibiotics are not much useful . Since steam inhalations provide relief , nebulisation with bronchodilator medicines might help in faster recovery.
So please consult your doctor for re...

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Hi I was sick in January and my doctor proscribed me amoxicillin & my conditioned seem to begetting better, but now I wake up every day with a dry tongue & a very stuffy nose. Through out the day I m fine & I can breathe normally but it only happens at night. I have been putting Vicks & taking cough medicine but my condition is still the same.

doctor1 MD

Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Initial infection might have cleared, but the present one may from allergy.
Occurring at night only may mean- the cause may be from food- dinner / from air or contact - pillow, sheets, carpets, pets and so on
See an allergy specialist - there are test to...

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My mother is 82 with severe copd, chf & carotid artery disease with the right 100% blocked and the left 50% blocked. Last night she was having a more difficult time breathing than usual, complained of more phlegm and felt like she might choke. She has been using a Vicks inhaler which seems to help some, but I was wondering, short of taking her to the ER, if there is anything else I could do to help her breathe easier? We have been told that her time is limited and my concern is her comfort.

doctor1 MD

Dear Friend
thanks for writing to us.
i understand your concern for your mother.
There are a number of therapies which can be tried in such a situation but mind it they are not a substitute of an examination by a clinician in ER and therapy given as guided by examination of patient. i would like...

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I have extreme sinus pressure most of the time...20+ yrs of chronic sinusitis . The pressure is so severe now for 5 days. No relief, No drainage. Feels like it wants to move down my throat won t go down, won t come out & despicable taste! After many hot showers, steamy Vicks , amoxicillin 500 mg 3 times daily for 3 days now, self massaging & Musinex D (high powered), Feeling hopeless. No fever. Pain medication not helping. I have hypersensitivity to All Distinct odors, of course bad smells being the worst! How concerned should I be?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic
steam inhalations,saline nasal spray, use of humidifiers several times a day
avoid flying during congestion, avoid extremes of temparature, bending forwards with your head down
paracetamol, ibuprofen, antibioticcs and anti histamines
if no...

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I have a lump/bump/ ulcer next to my uvula . I ve had it for about 3-4 days now and I constantly have a sore throat. My mom had me gargle warm salt water and gave me some Vicks NyQuil LiquiCaps just now to help. I ve seen on a few websites that some people have cobblestone throats and they said its most likely because of smoking (most of them said they smoked cigarretes/weed) but I don t. My mom and dad do though. Just wondering what it is, how/why I got it, and how to get rid of it, thanks!

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to HCM

Your symptoms are suggestive of simple ulcer in the mouth known as ulcer.

Causes include physical trauma, stress, lack of sleep, food allergies, deficiencies in vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid.

I advice you to take multi vitamin tablet and use any anesthetic jelly if pain is...

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Pain starting in the ankle radiating up to calf, pain only at night when I have gone to bed, sometimes both legs, sometimes just one leg. Pain wakes me from a sound sleep, I just can't get comfortable. I tried taking Tylenol, before bed and when that didn't work I tried Ibuprofen, neither work. It it going to sound weird but at times, I have rubbed Vicks on my calf and ankles, it seem to help. I also tried arthritis rub and they helped sometimes. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in the ankle radiating to the calves is likely to be due to a muscular pain caused by crams or a muscle tear. Taking muscle relaxants and doing a hot fomentation in the area will help.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you....

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My 2 year old son has a cough which is making him gag and nearly vomit and also has red patches of a rash all over his body. I have given him tixylix and calpol and have put Vicks on his chest but it doesn t seem to be helping. What can I do? He has flu like symptoms too, runny nose red eyes. Has had flu symptoms for a couple of days but has come out in the rash and cough only today

doctor1 MD

hi good evening, went thru ur query, looking at the symptoms ur child might have viral infection with rash and lower respiratory tract infections. check the body temperature to rule out fever. get him examined by a pediatrician , mean while maintain his hydration, reduce his fever by giving him...

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I have a red little sore on my right breast that has been there for about 4 months. I got a little worried about it since both of my breasts were hurting at the same time so I went to my gynecologist . He said its due to my hormones. He looked at the sore and told me it was nothing. My mammogram was ok, and I have no lumps , redness, swelling or heat. I woke up this morning at the sore seems bigger and redder. Its next to the cleavage area and due to my age I get night sweats (I m 45), so I m wondering if it could be from sweating. However, I have read about IBC and am now a bit concerned. I had bronchitis a few weeks ago and used some Vicks on my chest and that actually made the little sore fade a bit and it turned pink instead of red. But this morning its back to red and a bit bigger I m due to see the doctor again next month, but I m not sure if I should wait that long. I m worried about it being something really bad. Would it be ok to wait, or should I try to bump my appointment up sooner?

doctor1 MD

Hello ma'am and welcome.

Yes, sweat could irritate the already sensitive region, but I doubt that sweat would be the sole reason for the presentation of this sore. If your doctor has suspected a hormonal cause, and also taking into consideration your age and the expected pre-menopausal changes,...

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Hello, i have a fever, chills, cough, extreme pain when swallowing or talking or anything that has to do with opening my mouth, congestion, ear pain and fatigue. Please help I m taking zpak, did saline nasal spray only to have my ears feel like they are bleeding, Vicks , cool mist humidifier , tea with honey and lemon, soup, gar-gal with salt water, massage my face, anything the Internet told me. Advil isn t helping my fever.. I m suffering!

doctor1 MD

Hi, M.wilson,
Thanks for writing your query.

The sympotoms described by you are suggestive of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.
The medicines taken by you are antibiotic (z-pak contains azithromycin) and antiinflammatory (advil contains ibuprofen).
I would suggest that you should first have a...

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I have a red little sore on my right breast that has been there for about 4 months. I got a little worried about it since both of my breasts were hurting at the same time so I went to my gynecologist . He said its due to my hormones. He looked at the sore and told me it was nothing. My mammogram was ok, and I have no lumps , redness, swelling or heat. I woke up this morning at the sore seems bigger and redder. Its next to the cleavage area and due to my age I get night sweats (I m 45), so I m wondering if it could be from sweating. However, I have read about IBC and am now a bit concerned. I had bronchitis a few weeks ago and used some Vicks on my chest and that actually made the little sore fade a bit and it turned pink instead of red. But this morning its back to red and a bit bigger I m due to see the doctor again next month, but I m not sure if I should wait that long. I m worried about it being something really bad. Would it be ok to wait, or should I try to bump my appointment up sooner?

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Hi, I ve had sore throat for a few days now, it was most likely throat inflammation. I ve been using ibuprofen , chesty cough syrup and used Vicks to rub onto my chest and throat for the past few days, today I stayed in bed with extra clothing to remain warm. I feel a lot better, although I still have a little bit of a blocked nose but a vast improvement has progressed since the start of it. Just there now I had a small amount of fresh blood in my spit when I spat into my toilet! It made me worry a little bit... Could it be anything serious? It was about 5 minutes ago, I spat again just now and my spit is perfectly clear as it should be? Should I be worried or was it maybe just a gum?... Thanks

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I have extreme sinus pressure most of the time...20+ yrs of chronic sinusitis . The pressure is so severe now for 5 days. No relief, No drainage. Feels like it wants to move down my throat won t go down, won t come out & despicable taste! After many hot showers, steamy Vicks , amoxicillin 500 mg 3 times daily for 3 days now, self massaging & Musinex D (high powered), Feeling hopeless. No fever. Pain medication not helping. I have hypersensitivity to All Distinct odors, of course bad smells being the worst! How concerned should I be?

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2yr old, asthmatic, constant dry coughing at night not BIG CHESTY coughs. Sleeps in a warm room.
Taken to Emergency dept at hospital this morning but told to take manuka honey, nothing else they could do as he's got an appointment with Paediatrician Monday. Any other ideas? Haven't got any Vicks Vaporub here to rub on chest or feet. 4.30am here

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