In 1900, in the U.S., nearly one-third of all new babies never reached the age of five. The major diseases that took these children were whooping cough, diphtheria, scarlet fever and rheumatic fever. As well, women often died of “childbirth fever”, a serious streptococcal infection of the vagina.
One of the unsung heroes of medication history is hydrocortisone. It was discovered sixty years ago and has been a wonderful solution to people suffering from itchy and inflamed skin conditions. The drug is found in creams and ointments and is available without a prescription. Our pharmacists can advise you on the proper use of this product.
Singing in a choir is good for your health. Scientific studies have proven that singers have longer lives, use fewer prescriptions, have better cognitive skills, better vision, volunteer more often and have long-lasting marriages. One more thing: 93% of choir singers vote in elections!
Asthma-sufferers note: about one-third of asthma patients do not use their inhalers correctly. This means they are not getting the proper dose of medication to help the condition. This applies to both the spray-type and dry powder inhalers.
Our pharmacists can check your technique on your asthma inhalers to help you get the most from these drugs. Check with us when you get them refilled.