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Survival Medicine Hour: Hurricanes, Cough Remedies, Styes, More

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Hurricane Florence is making landfall in the Carolinas as we’re recording, and they’re expecting a lot of wind, rain, and storm surge. Every year around this time, the U.S. can expect storms like this to menace the East and Gulf coasts, yet many citizens still find a way to be caught by surprise. Joe and Amy Alton put together 30 safety tips that will give your family the best chance of preparing for and surviving that storm.

The family caregiver has to be able to handle problems that occur in times of disaster and good times as well. One common issue they’ll encounter is that of styes.

Later in the show, Joe and Amy discuss a minor problem that can be a huge annoyance: Styes. A stye, also known as a “hordeolum”, is a bump on the eyelid. It’s a pimple that can be outside or inside the lid and is caused by a blocked gland near an eyelash. Styes are associated with redness and pain that, due to “what’s that on your eye?” comments you get, can be especially annoying.

Plus, Nurse Amy talks about some of her favorite natural remedies for coughs!  All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour Podcast with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP...

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy

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