While hunting or hiking I always carry a survival kit, but I include very few OTC medications: mainly aspirin, Ibuprophin, and some Immodium. Last fall the son of a hunting partner got stung on the neck by a Yellow Jacket (hornet). He did not have an allergic reaction; we simply made a poultice from an aspirin and that seemed to help (maybe a placebo effect?)
My question is this: would administering Benadryl have helped quell or slow down an allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) if he had had one? If it wouldn't help then I won't carry it since minor sniffles are not something I worry about with my kits. But if there is a real medical benefit then I will add it. Comments anyone?

Regards, Vince

Edited by norad45 (07/09/04 05:38 PM)