cynik wrote:This is a great idea. Absolute genius. Anybody who would criticize this should first suffer an illness out there and then see if you still feel sharing medicine to be "stupid" or illegal...
cynik wrote:Last year, a friend came down with a nasty case of strept throat in the middle of the week.
In normal everyday life, there is no perfect way to avoid strep throat infections. At home, when someone is sick with strep throat, it's always safest to wash drinking glasses and eating utensils with hot soapy water, and to wash your hands often as you care for the affected person.
Care of a patient with strep-caused rheumatic fever usually requires medical specialists who may recommend ways to avoid future strep infections.
The incubation period for Group A strep throat is usually 2 to 7 days after exposure.
In Group A strep throat infections, fever typically stops within 3 to 5 days, and the sore throat passes soon afterward. Antibiotic therapy is usually completed within 7 days. If symptoms have improved, and the patient is without fever, she or he may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment. It is important, however, that they continue to take the full course of prescribed antibiotics even after they are back in class.
Strep throat is contagious, and strep bacteria can be passed through contact with the nasal or throat fluids of someone who is infected. After completing two days of appropriate antibiotics, one is no longer contagious. Estimates are that in a home where someone already has strep, about one out of every four family members will get it, too. There are also cases where persons, especially children, can be carriers of strep bacteria without having any symptoms (asymptomatic carriers). This means that the bacteria are present, but not causing any apparent problem or disease. Among school-age children, 5% to 15% may be asymptomatic carriers of strep bacteria.
cynik wrote:Probably one of the most miserable things to happen in that environment.....We went into the med tent repeatedly. No help whatsoever. After a lot of suffering and sleepless nights, we hitched a ride in an ambulance to Gerlach at 6am to go to the clinic.....No help again, they just happened to be closed for the long memorial weekend. WTF! Since when does injury/illness take the weekend off, especially at BM? Eventually, we got back to the playa and miraculously found a camp with a yellow van that was kind enough to gift a Z-pack.
Nobody can plan for every possible illness and injury that could happen out there, and to think otherwise is absurd.
cynik wrote:So lets try and keep an open mind here people and not criticize something, especially something like this...because this year, it just might be you suffering out there wishing for medicine.
Most doctors will not (and SHOULD NOT) prescribe antibiotics unless you currently HAVE an infection
AntiM wrote:Suck It Up Camp. I like it. I'd do poorly, but I enjoy bitching.
unjonharley wrote:I've been to the Black Hills and watched a group of people pushing a old bull up a hill. They wanted to get a picture of him with the sunset. Good thing the buffalo was in a good mood until a ranger showed up. Then they were pissed at the ranger for stopping them. Or in Yellowstone I saw a women setting a baby on a bears back . While the old man took a picture.
helitack wrote:unjonharley wrote:I've been to the Black Hills and watched a group of people pushing a old bull up a hill. They wanted to get a picture of him with the sunset. Good thing the buffalo was in a good mood until a ranger showed up. Then they were pissed at the ranger for stopping them. Or in Yellowstone I saw a women setting a baby on a bears back . While the old man took a picture.
I have been seeing that kind of shit since 1993. I don't give a shit if they get pissed at me. The real pleasure comes from knowing I saved their ass, the citation for harrassing wildlife ranks right up there too.
theCryptofishist wrote: Illness ruins all sorts of vacations: ever hear of Montezuma's Revenge or King Tut's Curse?
When I was in Spain this last summer, practically anyone trying to get a prescription to any antibiotic could walk right in to a pharmacy and get whatever they wanted. No prescription needed. I know Spain isnt Finland.... thats for sure.. but the US is VERY tight about letting any drugs go..
The young labeled 'Entitlement Generation'
CHICAGO - Evan Wayne thought he was prepared for anything during a recent interview for a job in radio sales. Then the interviewer hit the 24-year-old Chicagoan with this: "So, we call you guys the 'Entitlement Generation,'" the baby boomer executive said, expressing an oft-heard view of today's young work force. "You think you're entitled to everything."
Such labeling is, perhaps, a rite of passage for every crop of twentysomethings. In their day, baby boomers were rabble-rousing hippies, while Gen Xers were apathetic slackers.
Now, deserved or not, this latest generation is being pegged, too - as one with shockingly high expectations for salary, job flexibility and duties but little willingness to take on grunt work or remain loyal to a company.
"We're seeing an epidemic of people who are having a hard time making the transition to work - kids who had too much success early in life and who've become accustomed to instant gratification," says Dr. Mel Levine, a pediatrics professor at the University of North Carolina Medical School and author of a book on the topic called "Ready or Not, Here Life Comes."
While Levine also notes that today's twentysomethings are long on idealism and altruism, "many of the individuals we see are heavily committed to something we call 'fun.'"
Kinetic IV wrote:I see a lot of that over here...the "I know" stuff. But in some cases they do know, and know it better than expected. When it comes to technology they are fearless and not afraid to try things. Sometimes that comes in very handy when you're working with pre-production stuff.
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