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.

 


A Guide to Sun Safety

By: Dr. Henry W. Lim

A Guide to Sun Safety With the summer months approaching, you may be actively planning to spend time outdoors with family and friends. But before you head out into the sun, there are precautions to take to protect your skin. The most immediate danger of time in the sun is sunburn. However, exposure to the […]

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Dietary Supplements: Make Sure You Get the Benefits

Dietary Supplements: Make Sure You Get the Benefits Our bodies depend on a steady supply of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for good health throughout our lives. Yet it can be challenging to get all the essential nutrients we need from food alone. While dietary supplements cannot take the place of a well-balanced diet, they […]

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Colds And Flu: Prevention And Treatment Tips

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

Colds And Flu: Prevention And Treatment Tips I always like to start by saying, the flu shot is your best shot at preventing an influenza infection. While it’s best to get immunized early in the flu season, we often continue to recommend getting the flu vaccine well into May. Call you doctor’s office, go to […]

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