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9/08/2019 5:12 pm  #1

Remember the Benadryl

I found a ground nest of yellow jackets the hard way today while cutting the lawn (I'm not allergic, but it hurt like H and still does) - reminded me of a few Algonquin instances, but also reminded me to check and make sure that I have Benadryl (pill and cream) in the canoeing first aid kit.  It is one of those things that is easy to overlook but is a key item to have on hand, just thought it was worth mentioning. 


9/08/2019 7:48 pm  #2

Re: Remember the Benadryl

Good point. I usually carry Claritine. Benadryl causes sedation and drowsiness and therefore is not an ideal antihistamine for adults. Though I don't see myself falling asleep in a canoe (I wish I could!), there are alternatives with less sedative effects.


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