Vicks was established in the United States in the 1890s by a pharmacist named Lunsford Richardson. Since that time, Vicks has helped millions of people fight the symptoms of colds and flu on five continents. Its expertise has made it the best-selling brand for cold and cough products. Vicks products combat the symptoms of colds and coughs, such as dry cough and fatty cough and stuffy nose. Vicks products are available in syrup, pastilles, inhalation buffer, nasal spray, ointment.