you should also list latex allergies !!
and tell your reader to get vinyl gloves for there first aid kits!! alot of people have this allergie and more are getting it all the time!
some are mild other severe, and could cause death!!
Deck Rigging Gear
Wabakimi Canoe Pack
First Need Purifier
YakCatcher Rod Holder
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Allergies, Antahistamine and Epi-pens|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-03-07 12:16 PM (EST)
Greetings from Lena Conlan. At WMI of NOLS (the Wilderness Medicine Institute) we teach that as long as a person who is experiencing an allergic reaction can speak, swollow and drink by themselves they shall take antihistamin. It is the Antihistamine that will save their life (in the long run) if they have an allergic reaction. Anyone can buy Benedryl, Clarityn, Cetrizine or any other type of Antihistamin meds over the counter at farmacies in the USA. The patient should take the recommended dose on the bottle.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-04-07 2:12 PM (EST)
I had a backcountry partner who had anaphylactic-type allergies to almost everything. We had the training & blessing from our MD to carry vials of epinephrine, IV benadryl, IV cimetidine, and IV solu-medrol.
Bee stings and bites|
Posted by: helenmck on Apr-06-07 2:46 AM (EST)
Hi from Australia. A few years ago I started a Nursery (Plants) here on our island and we discovered that there are large ants -about 1inch long that jump and bite. By accident, we discovered that by using Vicks Vapour Rub on the bites it stopped the burn of the bite. We also tried it on babies, children, older people etc and it stopped the burning and itching of mosquito, midgies, sandflies, bees,ants, and wasp stings. Now I carry a small jar of Vicks in my kayak and car first aide kits. As it is in a small plastic jar it is easy to carry and won't break.