Re: First Aid Kit Content List
Ian N Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 22:46:43 +0100
Please could Steve H post the sources for his information ?
Epinephine aka adrenaline is a neurotransmitter ... as far as I am aware
it is not an amphetamine.
What do you mean by " psychosomatic " conditions ? Surely the big risk
of inappropriate use of the epi-pen is in individuals with physical
conditions such as hypertyroidism, diabetes mellitus, ischaemic heart
disease, hypertension etc . ... all listed as " cautions " in the British
Steve says that sports cremes [sic] and sunburn creams contain aspirin.
Untrue. SOME may , many don't. A dangerous generalisation. A common
sunburn cream / lotion in Uk is Benadryl, containing calamine and an
antihistamine. Also, what is the point with TOPICAL aspirin ... it does
not cause stomach ulceration etc. ... what is the issue here ?
I am not clinically qualified, but I do have access to a medical library.
Ian Ford MRSH
Health Service Manager
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City