Tag Archives: Benadryl

Asthma and COPD – Part II – OTC Medications – Update

Since this information was first posted November 2010, a few things have changed.  My book is no longer “upcoming.” It’s available for purchase on this very website!  Primatene Mist is no longer available OTC, though it may be again someday. … Continue reading

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Kidney stones and the end of the world

  A kidney stone:  don’t tell me it’s not the end of the world.  Sure, I’m better today, but yesterday I was dying.  At least it felt like it.  I hadn’t had pain like that since my son was born 17 … Continue reading

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Medicine for a Desert Isle . . . or the End of the World

Going on vacation soon? Or expecting the end of the world, perhaps? If I moved to a desert island, what medicine would I, a family physician, take with me? It’s something I’ve pondered over the years. It’s easy to say … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers for a Belated Christmas

Sorry about the delay . . . I fell off Santa’s sleigh 1.  Primatene Mist – Wonder about treating an asthma or severe allergy attack if no doctor is around?  It’s amazing that this epinephrine inhaler is available over the … Continue reading

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