SHAC Prescribes Salt Packets to Student with Degenerative Disease

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By: Paulina Hoong

NORTHFIELD, MN – Last Wednesday, sophomore Carl Vue checked into Carleton’s Student Health and Counseling Office.

“I’ve been feeling really fatigued in class, and I was starting to lose vision in one of my eyes. I don’t have time to go off campus to see a real doctor, so I took my next best option,” said Vue.

After looking up his symptoms on WebMD, the nurse practitioner Kathryn Anderson diagnosed Vue with multiple sclerosis. For treatment, Anderson handed Vue a bag of salt packets and recommended him to gargle the salt with hot water twice a day. Anderson advised Vue to come back in a few days if the symptoms persisted.☐