Panic disorder

  • Sudden irrational fear
  • Symptoms may include, fear, fast breathing and heart rate, chest pain and sweating
  • Cause unknown
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in teenagers and young adults
  • May be mild to severe

FOR ITCHING

Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Hydrocortisone cream

Diphenhydramine

FOR NAUSEA

Drink clear or ice-cold drinks (avoid drinks high in sugar)

Eat light, bland foods (crackers or plain bread)

Avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods

Eat slowly and eat smaller, more frequent meals

Do not mix hot and cold foods

Avoid activity after eating

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Diphenhydramine

Cyclizine

Dimenhydrinate

Meclizine

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

FOR SORE THROAT

Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)

Use a humidifier

Use saltwater, gargle several times a day (½ – 1 teaspoon of salt to 250 ml/1 glass of warm water)

Suck on throat lozenges, hard candy, or popsicles

Over-the-counter pain medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage)

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