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abreva doesn t work

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Shortens duration: Abreva is a topical over the counter treatment for cold sores (herpes simplex). While untreated outbreaks may last up to 10 days, abreva may shorten t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below:: It was shown to shorten the healing by 17.5 hours on average (95% confidence interval: 2 to 22 hours) in a placebo-controlled trial.Three other trials ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: It will soothe the coldsore and allow it to heal with less discomfort for you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes But: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. H ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Yes.: Valacyclovir (trade name valtrex) is effective against shingles. The faster treatment is started after onset the better it works. Ditto for Famciclovi ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Acne: For some people it works and for others it doesn't. Acne can be difficult to control and manage. Seeing a dermatologist may be helpful.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home Remedy: Some people swear by it and others say it does not work. Double blinded studies are inconclusive.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yeast infections: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. If you ha ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See the doctor: Not all rashes are treated with steroids, time to see the dermatologist for a proper diagnosis.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Use with hydrocortis: Use hemorrhoidal ointment with Hydrocortisone to minimize itching. Also controlling constipation will be beneficial.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cell membrane: Most of the topical antifungals work by inhibiting the synthesis of a chemical called ergosterol that fungi need for their cell membranes. I now that ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Penis enlargement: pills - I would not waste your money.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The l ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depending on the: Type of back pain, it may effectively reduce inflammation ; pain ; increase range of motion ; function.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience in Neurology
Different mechanisms: Trazodone is a serotonin 2 antagonist/reuptake inhibitor and it blocks serotonin 2A receptors. Mirttazapine is an alpha 2 antagonist boosting both ser ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Zovirax (acyclovir): "The inhibitory activity of acyclovir is highly selective due to its affinity for the enzyme thymidine kinase (TK) encoded by HSV and VZV." See: htt ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Liposene: The drug is a high fiber substance that causes bloating, gas and diarrhea. As such it is not recommended.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not flu: Valacyclovir (valtrex) only works on certain herpes viruses (mainly herpes simplex and varicella zoster). It has no activity against influenza (flu) ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lysine doesn't work: Lysine has no effect on herpes -- don't believe everything you read on line! Valacyclovir is highly effective, but I suggest you not waste good money ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: What are the medications and for what are they for? Sometimes medications can take a few days to a month to work. Consult with your doctor, to see ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nobody knows: This is d-mannose, which binds to the hairs on bacteria that are meant to bind them to the bladder wall. Cranberry juice, a similar inhibitor, is sci ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes it can work: If your case is taken deeply and well by an experienced clinician, homeopathy can work safely and effectively. Millions of people world-wide benefit ... Read More
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