Ask Your Pharmacist: A Leading Pharmacist Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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With humor and friendliness, leading pharmacist Lisa Chavis has compiled a home health reference that every family must have. Her objective is to provide consumers with easy-to-understand answers to their most frequently asked health-care questions. Ask Your Pharmacist gives readers the inside scoop on which products really work, as well as the best remedies for common ailments, and it cheerfully answers those embarrassing questions you'd rather not ask in person. The book's chapters each deal with a specific area of health: women's, men's, babies', teens' and more. And each entry explains what the problem is, why it occurs, and how it's treated with prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or herbal remedies.

Learn what to do for:
ADHD * Allergies * Asthma * Athletic Injuries * Backache * Bad Breath * Bee Stings * BPH * Bunions * Cataracts * Chicken Pox * Cold and Cough * Constipation * Corns/Calluses * Dandruff * Diaper Rash * Diarrhea * Earaches * Excessive Hair * Fever * Fibromyalgia * Gas * Headache * Hives * Insomnia * Migraine * Nausea and Vomiting * Osteoarthritis * Rheumatoid Arthritis * Shingles * Sinusitis * Sore Throats * Sprains and Strains * Tinnitus * Toothache * Varicose Veins...and much, much more!

Special appendixes round out the book with information for readers on:

How to create a family first-aid kit, what to keep on hand when bringing home a new baby, additional resources to go to for help, and a glossary to help readers make sense of "pharmacy speak."

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Aches and Pains Oh My Aching Body
5
Allergic Reactions Sniffles Sneezes and Unbearable Itches
28
Childrens Good Health Oh Baby
51
Coughs Colds Flu and Sore Throats That Favorite Time of Year
104
Embarrassing Questions Could You Er Tell Me Um What to Do About ?
124
Taking Care of Your Eyes and Ears The Better to See and Hear You With My Dear
153
Lips Gums and Teeth Smile Pretty
174
Skin Conditions Its Red It Itches and It Burns
267
Teenage Good Health Dude Like What Do I Do About This?
296
Womens Health Direct from the Planet Venus
308
Family FirstAid Kit
343
New Baby FirstAid Kit
345
Making Sense of PharmacySpeak
347
Where to Go for Additional Information
355
REFERENCES
379

Legs Feet and Toes Stand Up for Those Tootsies
189
Mens Good Health Direct from the Planet Mars
217
Senior Health Getting OlderGetting Better
243

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About the author (2007)

Lisa Chavis is a leading pharmacist and is featured weekly as an "Ask the Experts" panel member for women's health and menopause on ThirdAge.com. Through Women.com and drugstore.com, her on-line columns have reached millions. She lives in Redmond, Washington.

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