FROM OUR EXPERTS
This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.
Last month I woke up with my third cold of the winter season. This one came with a cough, so I pulled out a full bottle of cough syrup I remembered having in my medicine cabinet. Imagine my surprise when I saw that it had expired in June of 2005! I decided it was time to do some spring cleaning of my medicine cabinet. Fortunately, I’ve recently learned some medication storage tips that will prevent me having to throw away full bottles of expired medicine and I’d like to share those with you. Tablets and Capsules Prescription or over-the-counter medication in tablet or dry capsule form can be frozen.
Wrap the tablets or capsules in plastic wrap and put them back into their original container.
Put that container in a plastic bag and seal the bag, expelling as much air as possible.
Write the date on the bag and pop it in your freezer.
Freezing your medications also “freezes” their expiration dates. For example, if your tablets h...
I count my blessings that Multiple Sclerosis is like a fire smoldering inside of me. Seldom does it ever rage to a full-blown blaze.
With relapsing-remitting MS , it’s as though the embers continue burning underneath the surface of my skin. The numbness in my hands. Tingling in my feet. Increased levels of fatigue.
Every day I continue doing as much as I can, from working full time as a writer/editor at Central Michigan University to serving as Jennifer’s primary caregiver and running three times each week to stay healthy. I always am in tune with my body as to not stir the MS to the point it rekindles and sparks another blaze – or relapse, if you will.
But I had no choice this last week. In the same way powerful winds spread wildfires, natural elements fanned the embers of my symptoms into hard-to-control realities.
I came down with bronchitis.
Dealing with something like this is bad enough by itself, let alone adding it on top o...
Within a week of being diagnosed with breast cancer, a good
friend of mine had enough dinners to feed an army. Learning that a
friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer is shocking, and
springing into action is often how we cope. Here are creative and
helpful ideas you can be help a friend after a breast cancer
Organize meals. It sounds basic, but when a mom cant
cook meals for her family for months without becoming nauseous, it
can wreak havoc on a household. Volunteer to make sure she has
dinner each night, or let her know that youll make sure her
childrens (and husbands) lunches are prepared and
waiting for them in the carpool each day.
Good old fashioned babysitting. Whether you volunteer to
take her children for an afternoon of distraction (and giver her
some peace and quiet at home), or offer to keep one child
entertained for an afternoon so that Mom can have some coveted
special time with another child, your friends lack of en...
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.