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The use of herbs and supplements remains prevalent among patients with cancer and may place them at risk for potential medication interactions both during chemotherapy and after the completion of treatment.
Pain relievers, cough suppressants, nasal sprays – these and other over-the-counter medicines are supposed to help us feel better when we have minor illnesses. But do these medicines really work?
Cold sores can be uncomfortable and the changes they cause in appearance can be a source of embarrassment. The good news is a cold sore is not a serious medical condition, and there are things you can do to make them less painful.
In this Q and A, UH pediatrician Douglas Hackenberg, MD, answers three often-asked questions about how much of this common over-the-counter medicine is appropriate for which ages.
Do you take over-the-counter medicine for heartburn? If you’re taking antacids or H2 blockers more than once a week to ease your pain, there may be a better, long-term solution for your symptoms.
Detox diets, regimens and supplements are supposed to rid your body of toxins acquired from food, lifestyle or the environment. But what does the research say about detoxes and cleanses? Are these methods and supplements safe?
Six simple solutions to give your baby teething pain relief without using any medicine -- either prescribed or over-the-counter.
If you pull a muscle while running, are experiencing menstrual cramps or have a killer headache, you’re likely to reach for an ibuprofen pill, such as Advil or Motrin, to reduce the inflammation and quash the pain. When taken correctly,...