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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: See your doctor. He will prescribe an antibiotic that will take care of the impetigo.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
OTC: If you truly have impetigo, you can treat the infection with Bacitracin or neosporin ointment 3 times a day.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not long: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. If only a small area is involved, topical antibiotic cream or ointment usually works. Larger areas may need ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: Plain old soap and water, which is antibacterial, does help in prevented spread in the patient and to others. Also washing clothes, bedding, towels, a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne: Several treatment available for acne. Mild to moderate noninflammatory acne responds well to topical rx. If you cross to inflammatory acne i would ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientifically: For a young lady, the oral contraceptive pill can clear it if you can & want to take it. Benzoyl peroxide is first medicine to try, if not successful ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tight shoes?: If you are wearing shoes that are too tight – correct that. A pedorthist can help with finding appropriate shoes. Corns are often treated with pads ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Depends: If you mean aphasia from stroke, it depends on severity and pt age. Younger brain, more plastic, better able to reorganize, milder aphasia, better rec ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many people: Follow the wisdom of the late linus pauling and take large doses of vitamin c. Trouble with that is that you get diarrhea. I take several doses of ech ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rosacea: Many people have success with topical Flagyl./ metro gel. It comes in 2 strengths. All the best.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rx: This is the 21st century & you deserve what works. I start with topical Clindamycin with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many comedones, benzo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: There are a number of treatments out there from over the counter products to prescription topical and oral medications. Discuss these with a dermatol ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Depends on severity: There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis. Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe ... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: There are a number of different treatments. For a discussion of the treatments go to > http://bit.ly/247woPi I think this will answer your questi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): There are several pediculocides on the market and all are about the same. Avoid kwell (lindane) in children under 2 because of possible toxicity.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monique Cohn
31 years experience Dermatology
Liquid Nitrogen: Molluscum can be treated with liquid nitrogen or topical canthacur. Both treatments are applied in a doctor's office.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Moisturizer use is key. In eczema the skins ability to hold onto moisture is impaired. You should bathe or shower daily and immediately apply a moistu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Eczema: Eczema aka sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis has no cure but can be managed by avoiding irritants. Check out https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ecz ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No one best way: There is no one best way - it depends on acne type, age of pt, underlying skin type, location of the acne - so many different things. The vast majorit ... Read More
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on what the cause is. Sometimes an infection such as yeast can cause an itching sensation. Other times, a lack of lubrication presents wi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Good Sleep Hygiene : Best way to deal with insomnia is through making sure you're using good sleep practices. Like: keeping the same sleep & wake times even on weekends; e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Cause: Find out the cause. Hydrocortisone ointment helps control symptoms. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.

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