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creams for boils over the counter

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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Boil: Try warm compresses as well as triple antibiotic ointment which is over the counter.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No such thing: There is no such thing as a "boil cream", at least none that would help the problem. If you found a product advertised for that purpose, don't waste y ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Why here?: Ask your pharmacist!!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
It's a steroid: Needs an r/x- there are steroid creams in low doses over the counter.
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 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 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
A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
None: No over the counter treatment for diabetes insipidus.
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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 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 member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: There is esoterica, black and white, palmers, etc.
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dehydration help: Any fluid you can ingest will help resolve your dehydration. How much fluid you will need depends on severity of your dehydration. You should also see ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
Nope: requires Rx
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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 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
O K to use: Any over the counter creams are o k to use to get relief from hemorrhoids , along with high fiber diet, fluids , and local cate, .
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Allamon
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Folliculitis: If you get Folliculitis from shaving or waxing, here are tips. For shaving, use a very moisturizing soap/gel. Make sure your razor is clean and not du ... Read More
A member asked:
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 member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Itch: Hydrocortisone 1 percent cream and sarna lotion.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
See A Doctor Too: Topical Salicylic Acid for the treatment of Acne can be found over the counter as Neutrogena acne products, also Clean and Clear products. Each brand ... Read More
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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 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

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