Americans take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat a wide variety of ailments and symptoms. To help you know how to use OTC medicines safely and effectively, KnowYourOTCs.org offers insights from medical experts and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn how to avoid common mistakes when taking OTCs and expand your knowledge of your OTC treatment options.

 


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Managing Neck Pain and Reducing Your Risks of Further Injury

By: Stuart J. Fischer, M.D.

Managing Neck Pain and Reducing Your Risks of Further Injury Neck pain can be a pain in the neck for the nearly one third of Americans who experience it at least once a year. Neck pain may be caused by an injury, sleeping in an awkward position, or sitting at a computer for extended periods […]

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Common Headaches and Migraines and How to Treat Them

By: Elizabeth K. Seng, Ph.D.

Common Headaches and Migraines and How to Treat Them According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly half of all adults experience at least one headache in a year, but the severity and length of pain depend largely on the type of headache and can vary for each person. Fortunately, there are things you can […]

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Article: Tips on How to Get Toothache Relief

Tips on How to Get Toothache Relief Tooth pain occurs far too often, and can happen suddenly, sometimes after waking up or after biting down too hard when eating. Tooth pain, or a toothache, can be sharp and sudden or dull and constant – either way it is pain or inflammation felt in or around […]

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