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best over the counter antibiotic creams

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
I don't think so: These antibiotic ointments should be used sparingly and under certain circumstances, usually in deeper cuts and abrasions. I don't think they should ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Scar treatment: My preference is scar guard.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience in Family Medicine
Hydrocortisone: Most eczema responds to steroid creams, and the strongest over the counter steroid is 2.5% hydrocortisone, in most places. It's safe in areas that are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
You may need surgery: Often for patients who have lost large amounts of weight, surgery is required, such as a tummy tuck, to remove loose skin and stretch marks. See a bo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in sev ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1% hydrocortisone: Available in some drug stores or check via google.Com. Most effective creams are prescription strength such as 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
Nope: requires Rx
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Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with ster ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: There are several. Lotrimin & clotrimazole are easy to find. These will usually work on regular skin ringworm but nothing OTC will cure it if it i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Acne: Hi, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointme ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience in Dentistry
You should not need: The correct and best way to attend to your oral health is to maintain proper daily oral hygiene and visit your dentist periodically for an examination ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually not: Need to see your physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics ar ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Chloraseptic: If Severe seek medical attention for treatment. If mild without fever and chills or trouble swallowing consider Chloraseptic Spray!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evelyn Anderson
27 years experience in Family Medicine
"Yeasty Beasty": Yeast/fungal infections can affect many parts of the body, inc. the skin/scalp, nails, genitals, mouth, etc. Assuming that you have a vaginal yeast in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You need a prescription.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Trichy? or itchy?: When I 1st read your question, I thought you were looking for OTC non-prescription treatment for itch, in which case there are plenty of antihistamine ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
OTC scabies meds: Elimite (permethrin) is available by Rx only. Here is an article for you, I hope it helps. Click on the link! http://stevecures.hubpages.com/hub/Ove ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
There R a few.SPRAYS: -opps hit the wrong key. sprats, ointments, creams. Tinactin (tolnaftate) is 1 that comes 2 mind. Just go 2 a pharmacy and look around if embarrassed, ... Read More

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