On Women


June 2009


Throw Out Your Zicam, and Rethink Other Alternative Cold Remedies

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Today the Food and Drug Administration announced that we should no longer use a popular over-the-counter cold remedy—Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel and Nasal Swabs—because it could cause a long-lasting or permanent loss in our sense of smell, a condition called anosmia. The FDA says it has received ...

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women's health
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medicine
alternative medicine
common cold
infectious diseases
product safety
over the counter drugs

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