Medicine Cabinet Basics

18 May

Aches and pains:  Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen Colds and coughs:  Cough drops, Decongestant Cuts:  Adhesive bandages. Medical tape Digestive distress:  Heartburn remedies (chewables like Tums, liquids like Maalox) Loperamide (known as Imodium), for diarrhea) Other:  Antifungal cream, Saline eyewash, Tweezers Source:  … Read More »

Taking Control

29 May

Follow these recommendations to prevent developing an addiction to prescription medication: Be honest with your provider about all medications including prescription, over-the-counter, dietary and herbal supplements. Follow the directions of prescribed medications carefully. Don’t start-or stop-taking a medication without talking … Read More »

Antibiotics?

19 May

Bacteria continue to change and grow into “superbugs” that do not respond to antibiotics, leading to a growing antibiotic resistance problem. Antibiotics are not appropriate for: Common cold (usually caused by a virus) Sore throat (unless you have a positive … Read More »