FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

>Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Soothing children’s gums with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, homeopathic remedies or teething jewelry can be dangerous. Consider safer alternatives

>To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can Be Unsafe

FDA knows that some non-edible decorative glitters and dusts are promoted for use on foods. But consumers need to be aware that these materials, in fact, may contain materials that

>Spilling the Beans: How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

In what foods is caffeine found? Can caffeine pose a danger to your health? This Consumer Update answers these and other key questions about caffeine

>When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds

Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips

>Nutrition Facts Label Reboot: A Tale of Two Labels

The Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) on packages consumers look at when they’re buying groceries or preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (

>Now's a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Early in the fall is the best time to get your annual flu vaccine. Find out why it's important to get one

>Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options

You can manage your asthma by taking medications approved by the FDA. Before going to the pharmacy, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and together develop an asthma action plan

>Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off

This sugar substitute, found in some human foods and dental products, can be poisonous to your dog

>Warning: Aspirin-Containing Antacid Medicines Can Cause Bleeding

Drugs containing an antacid and aspirin, and used to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach, can cause serious bleeding, FDA warns. Read the Drug Facts

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