More on Migraine Headaches

What does a cotton swab and nose have in common? (photos from WikiCommons)

In August I posted on the common presenting complaint: migraine headaches…but there’s more.

Dr. Michelle Lin talks about anti-dopaminergic agents, triptans, IV fluids, routes of administration and steroid use. And who thought a cotton swab was your instrument of choice when treating a migraine headache? I didn’t. Check out the Lin Session: Migraine podcast from the EM:RAP November edition to add more skills to your headache arsenal.

Then add a chaser with Paper Chase #4 from the same edition which talks about parenteral acetaminophen (paracetamol). You’ll be surprised by the mechanism of action.

Who knew? The cotton swab is a tool invented in the 1920s by Leo Gerstenzang after he watched his wife attach wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, which he named “Baby Gays“, went on to become the most widely sold brand name, “Q-tips”, with the Q standing for “quality”. (Wikipedia)

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