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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrClean417 View Post
    Along with carrying any prescription medications that you should have (blood pressure, etc.)
    Carry
    Benedryl (any Diphenhydramine) Anti histamine
    Tylenol (any Acetaminophen) Pain blocker, stops reactionary swelling
    Advil (any Ibuprofen) Anti Inflammatory Stops pain caused by swelling
    Naproxine (my pinkies hurt nowadays, dang arthritis!) Stops pain, long term
    NoDoze (any Caffeine) Wakes you up, small doses expands blood vessels activating the other drugs. counteracts drozy drugs
    Pseudohydrine (works like Benedryl but long term, usually sudafed 12 hour)...
    I would add that you should always carry anti-diarrheal pills like Immodium. A bout of diarrhea in the back-country could force you to call for an emergency evac just because you're too weak to walk out on your own.
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    Good point. I almost never have that problem but then again, I don't drink water that I've recovered in the wild yet and that could add a different factor. Everything else usually just travels through my system and is out in one, errrr, sitting.

    But it would be a smart addition. Remember to follow the directions, usually start with two and then follow up with one every, cycle.
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    Last summer I came down with the flu while out island camping. A fever in near 100 deg temps not fun. packed it all up and paddled in. Out sick from work for about a week. 1st time I ever had the flu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    Yeah Cookie, You can also give Benadryl to your dog too. Mine stuck her nose in a hole once that of course was a Yellow Jackets nest and got stung a couple times on her Muzzle. The Benadryl brought the swelling down once we out-ran the bees!
    Good point Cakes, I never thought about how it might also help the dog.
    "Sometimes only nature felt real, while all human monuments and actions seemed to be the settings and the plots of dreams"

    "So many people live in the past or the future and betray the present."

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