You made it through your first year of med school. Alive. That calls for a much-needed vacation. However you plan to relax, we’ve got a guide to match. From mosquito bites to hangover cures, Kaplan Medical’s Master Faculty is here to guide you through your “last summer.”
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Your trip won’t be complete without our Five Tips for Surviving Your Outdoor Adventures. Use these when your parents ask you to “say something medical.” Read and share these factoids from our faculty:
1. Instagross. Both disulfiram and metronidazole block acetaldehyde dehydrogenase. In a person taking either of these drugs who also drinks ethanol (alcohol) they cause the accumulation of acetaldehyde and the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and headache. It’s dangerous, gross and isn’t worth documenting on social media. Act responsibly.
2. Banana Baggin’ It. We’re not recommending this as a DIY hangover cure, but the affectionately-named, “Banana Bag” will get you back on your feet in no time. What’s in it? There’s usually a blend of B12, Potassium, Dextrose, and fluids, administered intravenously. Other vitamins like Vitamins A, and E are sometimes added. If you want our real … view full post »