Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

By: Private: Stacy Styer M.D.

Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids Stacy Styer M.D. You’ve probably heard that babies and children must be treated with special care when it comes to giving them medicines. But as a concerned parent, you want to do everything you can to soothe your child when he or she is sick. What […]

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How to Choose the Best Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine

By: Val Jones, M.D.

How to Choose the Best Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine Pain is one of the most challenging symptoms to treat. It can be caused by many different things such as heat, cold, pressure, traction, inflammation, and nerve damage. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines offer a wide variety of treatment options for the various types of pain. It’s important […]

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Best Over-the-Counter Solutions to Your Digestive Problem

By: Christopher Watters, M.D.

Best Over-the-Counter Solutions to Your Digestive Problem You know the signs all too well. Your stomach starts gurgling, your chest starts burning, you start cramping—and you begin your frantic search for the bathroom. Digestive problems can be embarrassing, and not something people want to talk about openly—even with their doctor. But as I tell my […]

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How To Childproof Your Home and Medicine Cabinet

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

How To Childproof Your Home and Medicine Cabinet Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D. We doctors are always careful to tell parents to use the correct dosage when giving medicine to children. This helps ensure that the medicine will be effective and safe. A part of medicine safety that we don’t often talk about, but is […]

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Questions Pregnant Women Ask About OTC Medicines

By: Private: J. Kyle Mathews, M.D.

Questions Pregnant Women Ask About OTC Medicines J. Kyle Mathews, M.D. Backaches, indigestion and nausea are just a few of the symptoms women typically experience during pregnancy. Many women also have seasonal allergies that flare up during pregnancy. And then, of course, there is the common cold and its ailments, like congestion, coughing and aches, […]

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Prepping My Patients For Cold And Flu Season

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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How To Read a Drug Facts Label

By: Val Jones, M.D.

How To Read a Drug Facts Label All over-the-counter (OTC) medicines contain a Drug Facts label on their outer package that tells you how, when, and how often to use a medicine. It also provides important information that is always presented in the same format. This is a copy of a typical Drug Facts label. […]

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