Lunsford Richardson and Dr. Joshua Vick founded Vicks in 1890. Vicks makes over-the-counter medications intended to help kids and adults recover from a cold or the flu, including NyQuil, DayQuil, and Formula 44 cough medicines. It also sells humidifiers, air purifiers, thermomete ... Read More rs, vaporizers, and steam inhalers. Vicks' medications and products are designed to help people fight the full array of cold and flu symptoms: coughing, nasal congestion, sore throats, runny noses, sneezing, chest congestion, aches and pain, and fevers. Vicks' children's line includes cough and cold medicine for children, such as its BabyRub, Topical Ointment, and VapoSteam. The Vicks Vaporizer with Night Light produces a flow of steam through vents and includes a night-light. The vaporizer works up to 24 hours with each filling and has a carry handle for portability. Another product that helps with sore throats, coughing, or sneezing is the Vicks Healthcheck Hygrometer, which measures the moisture in a room.