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 Dentist’s Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

By: Barbara Shearer, Ph.D.

A Dentist’s Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy Good dental health (also called oral health) is more than just having clean teeth. It refers to the health of your teeth, gums, cheeks, soft tissues, palate, lips, and jaws. Taking good care of our mouths allow us to speak, chew, taste, swallow, and smile confidently […]

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A Pediatrician’s Must-Know Breastfeeding Advice for New Moms

By: Dr. Katie Friedman

A Pediatrician’s Must-Know Breastfeeding Advice for New Moms Many women try to breastfeed, but the stress of a newborn coupled with other family responsibilities can make it feel like an impossible task. In fact, 60% of mothers do not breastfeed for as long as they would like to. That’s why I’m joining forces with KnowYourOTCs […]

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What to Do If Your Child Accidentally Ingests Medicines or Vitamins

By: Krista Osterthaler, MPH

What to Do If Your Child Accidentally Ingests Medicines or Vitamins Contact Poison Control right away if you think your child might have gotten into medicine or vitamins, even if you are not completely sure. Free and confidential expert help is available by phone at 1-800-222-1222 or online via webPOISONCONTROL®. If the child collapses, has […]

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