Self-care

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Consumer health products are used for self-care. They are used for the prevention, treatment, symptomatic relief, or cure of diseases, injuries or chronic conditions that individuals can recognize and manage on their own. The list below provides examples of the conditions that consumer health products can address for you and your family:

Central Nervous System conditions

  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Mild depression
  • Nicotine addiction

Respiratory conditions

  • Allergic rhinitis (allergy)
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (common cold, influenza, sinusitis, cough, pharyngitis)

Eye care

  • Contact lens care
  • Infections

Ear conditions

  • Aches, infections, wax impaction

Gastrointestinal conditions

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas and cramps
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Infant colic
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ostomy care

Diabetes care

Nutrition

Musculoskeletal conditions

  • Osteoporosis
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries

Foot conditions

  • Athlete's foot
  • Corns, calluses, bunions and ingrown toenails
  • Plantar warts

Dermatologic conditions

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Dandruff
  • First aid treatment
  • Skin reactions
  • Skin infections and infestations
  • Sunburn prevention 

Reproductive, gynecologic and genitourinary health

  • Contraception
  • Vaginal symptoms
  • Dysmenorrheal and premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Dental care

  • Teething
  • Oral hygiene
  • Periodontal conditions
  • Dental conditions

Mouth conditions

  • Canker/aphthous ulcers
  • Cold sores
  • Halitosis
  • Oral candidiasis
  • Dry mouth

Home diagnostics

  • Blood and urine glucose
  • Pregnancy
  • Ovulation
  • Cholesterol
  • Predictive tests for diseases

This list is not exhaustive: it is just a sampling. Furthermore, as research continues into consumer health products, more and more conditions will be identified for self-care.