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Inhaled steroids are less likely to cause systemic side effects, such as osteoporosis, diabetes and low potassium, than oral drugs like prednisone.
One date contains more potassium per weight than a banana.
So, instead of staying hydrated or eating bananas for potassium, a shot of spicy sports drink Hotshot—pun definitely intended—might work.
And of course, there's a banana-in-mouth shot, because potassium replenishes muscular energy after an aerobic workout.
For many departments in the United States, the toolkit includes the FIT-5, a grenade-like canister that douses flames with a potassium bicarbonate powder.
Other unpleasant possible side effects include tooth enamel erosion, drug interaction and low potassium levels.
Black licorice contains a sweetening compound called glycyrrhizin, which can cause a drop in potassium levels.
Black licorice could also mix dangerously with medications that reduce potassium levels such as diuretics, the NCCIH warns.
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