Pharmacy Q&A: March 2007

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Q. I just had to put in my two cents on dry cracked hands. My father and I used to compare how many bandages we would be wearing each week because our hands were in such bad shape. I finally... (Read More)
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Q. I have read about various constipation treatments in your column. I have a different and more enjoyable solution--ice cream with sorbitol (the non-sugar sweetener). It has been working for me for years. A. Non-sugar sweeteners like sorbitol are not... (Read More)
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Q. My lips are constantly dry, so I use ChapStick repeatedly. The relief is short lived, though. I seem to be addicted to ChapStick. Is there a safe alternative? A. Most dermatologists deny that lip balms such as ChapStick pose... (Read More)
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Q. If you are going to zap your kitchen sponges in the microwave to disinfect them, make sure they are wet. If one puts in dry sponges, they could start a fire. A. Even a wet sponge may not be... (Read More)
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Q. I recently had dinner at a friend’s home. After dinner, my friend put the dishes on the floor for the dog to lick. Needless to say, I was horrified.Not only was this dog licking his own back end, he... (Read More)