A self-care center is located in the Health & Wellness Center outside the entrance to Clinical Services. Over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, condoms, educational materials and instruction sheets for self-care are available.
The following medications are available through self-care free of charge:
- Bacitracin Ointment
Be sure to take an active role in your healthcare by:
- following the teaching instructions
- taking the medications as prescribed
- returning for follow-up visits, as needed
- practicing good healthcare habits (such as washing your hands frequently, eating well, getting enough exercise and sleep, maintaining healthy relationships, and reducing stress).
TYPE OF DRUG: Analgesic, antipyretic
PURPOSE: Pain killer and fever reducer
TYPE OF DRUG: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic
PURPOSE: Pain killer, decreases swelling, decreases fever, eases menstrual cramps
DOSE: Take two (200 mg.) tablets by mouth every 4-6 hours as needed while awake.
Type of Drug: Local topical anti-infective
Purpose: Topical infections, abrasions, cuts, scrapes, minor burns or wounds.
TYPE OF DRUG: Antihistamine
PURPOSE: To treat various allergic conditions
DOSE: Take one (4 mg.) tablet by mouth every 4-6 hours as needed
TYPE OF DRUG: Nasal Decongestant
PURPOSE: To relieve nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, runny nose, and stuffiness
DOSE: Two tablets every four hours as needed; do not take more than 12 tablets in 24 hours