Microsponges are very small sponges that can be loaded with substances for delivery to the skin. The most interesting use of microsponges in OTC (over-the-counter) drug dermatologics is in dandruff shampoos.
Cosmetic concerns are important to many of our patients. Among the difficulties faced by consumers is the blitz of advertising of new and presumably revolutionary products that can rejuvenate and preserve the youthful appearance of the skin. Many products make what sound like medical claims about the efficacy of these agents. Norman Levine, M.D., asked Zoe Draelos, M.D., the foremost authority on this subject, to discuss these issues with us.
A new nationwide poll finds that parents are still giving over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines to their children aged younger than 4 years, a practice that is contrary to advisories from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Nearly 90% of pediatricians approve of over-the-counter (OTC) medications as first-line treatment for minor illnesses in children and 80% will recommend OTC medications before writing a prescription for pediatric patients, says a new survey.