FDA Consumer Health
- Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000: Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesn’t need a 'cure' with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that benzocaine products are not safe for treating teething in children. There are safer, non-toxic alternatives.
- Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000: 5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.
- Fri, 11 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000: 'Gluten-Free' Means What It Says - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA's definition of 'gluten free' on food labels makes that possible.
- Wed, 09 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000: Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
Mother's Day and Father's Day are exciting for new parents. But moms and dads of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
- Tue, 08 May 2018 12:20:00 +0000: What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump - FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
Breast pumps are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They can be used to extract milk, maintain or increase a woman's milk supply, and relieve engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one.