Tag Archives: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Tip of the Week: Primatene Mist

Many preppers know about the benefits of Primatene Mist, the only OTC inhaler for asthma (and also useful for COPD and severe allergic reactions).  Though doctors rarely recommend this medication due to increased risk of elevated heart or rate or … Continue reading

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Fish Antibiotics – Step 2: Ciprofloxacin

[Review of series to date:  If you’ve given up on getting your doctor to prescribe extra antibiotics for stockpiling or perhaps merely want to supplement your limited stores, you may be considering the “fish antibiotic” route.  This series of articles … Continue reading

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Good News for Asthma and COPD Patients

What will you do if you need a nebulizer treatment and the electricity is off? And you have no generator? And you have no battery-powered nebulizer?  And you’re too short of breath to use your hand-held albuterol properly? Many asthmatics … Continue reading

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The peak flow meter: an invaluable tool for every prepper

If you don’t have a peak flow meter, get one. Perhaps neither you nor your family suffer from asthma or COPD, but no doubt someone you know does.  If you are going to be a medical provider for anyone beyond … Continue reading

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Affordable prepping for asthma and COPD

A reader’s question got me thinking today. With albuterol inhalers costing about $50 a pop, not to mention maintenance inhalers at $100-$200 per month, and with Primatene Mist now off the market, is there any way an asthmatic can prep … Continue reading

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Ten Essential OTC Medications to Stockpile

The following article was originally published at www.survivalblog.com. * * *   Are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs really worth stockpiling?  As a family physician my answer is a resounding yes.  Most of the following were actually prescription medications when first released.  (In … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Doctor to Help You Stockpile Medicine

The following article was originally published at www.survivalblog.com in September 2010 * * * Picture this: Your doctor enters the room and asks, “How can I help you today?” “I’d like enough medicine to survive the end of the world … 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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Asthma and COPD – Part I – Introduction

The following is excerpted from my upcoming book, Armageddon Medicine. * * * Does the thought of not having a rescue inhaler on hand fill you with panic?  What will you do if albuterol is suddenly unavailable?    I remember … Continue reading

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