Prickly Heat

Prickly Heat (aka heat rash aka miliaria) No major consequences or long-term effects Best treatment:  cool & dry the skin Presents as fine red to reddish pin-point sized rash Symptoms: may be asymptomatic or itching, burning, stinging               (easily treated) Anti-itching products: antihistamines, hydrocortisone, calamine, astringents, baths/soaks (oatmeal, body washes) Astringents = witch hazel & aluminum … Continue reading

Nausea and Vomiting (OTC Treatment)

NAUSEA & VOMITING Nausea: uncomfortable sensation in the  stomach that can result in vomiting Vomiting : expulsion of stomach contents in a forceful manner Most common reason for N/V: motion sickness, food, stress, migraine, overindulgence, pregnancy Be concerned if vomiting lasts over 24 h, blood or bile in vomit, rapid breathing/pulse Simple nausea with vomiting: … Continue reading

The Common Cold (OTC Treatment)

Colds Pediatrics may refers to people up to the age of 21 OTC pediatric use often deals with children under 12 Generally speaking:  OTC cough & cold products should NOT be used for children under 2 years of age Recommend non-drug measures in kids under 4 years of age Don’t use antihistamines just to make … Continue reading