Re: First Aid Kit
Merrilyn A.H. Martineau (merrilyn@HAWK.NSTN.NS.CA)
Mon, 27 Jun 1994 10:10:15 -0400
On Sat, 25 Jun 1994 22:26:18 +100,
Ian Ford <SCOUTS-L%TCUBVM.BITNET@pucc.Princeton.EDU> wrote:
>I have seen some wierd things, e.g. a kid who was badly bitten by insects
>and we used antihistamine cream. He then took another oral antihistamine
>tablet - well within the dose for his age and build - and slept for six
>hours. The combined effect of the two antihistamines knocked him out. The
>only ill effect was a bit of a " hangover " for him and a few more grey
>hairs for me !
This is a really good point. My youngest son has mild asthma and allergies.
Last summer the phramsist told me to be careful not to apply Caladryl to
insect bites and then administer Benadryl by mouth as the two done together
can produce an over dose effect. IT is something that I would not have
otherwise thought. I can imagin why you aquired some grey hairs over this one.
Merrilyn A.H. Martineau
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City