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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
58 years experience in Pediatrics
Clear liquid diet: It is imortant to keep the infant hydrated and prevent dehydration if he is vomiting. Therefore clear liquid diet is preferred. If the mother is breas ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
GASTROENTERITIS: Low residue diet and try peptobismol for 1-2 days, if still not better consider seeing a ge doctor.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Counter pressure?: Not really! OTC Imodium (loperamide) for diarrrhea and folloe a clear fluid diet for 48 hours as follows: NO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS Force fluids: 8- ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
PPI's take: to long to be effective. Try taking OTC H-2 Blocker (eg PEPCID (famotidine) AC) plus a liquid antacid but AVOID MAGNESIUM (eg Maalox) this may cause d ... Read More
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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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience in Podiatry
No: Gout is an inflammatory process. Taking Ibuprofen may help but you really need a prescription for some gout specific medications.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diet: First is diet, avoid spicy, greasy foods and alcohol. You can try otc Prevacid , zantac, (ranitidine) prelosec.
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. Kenneth Weston
39 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Giardiasis is a protozoan infection of the intestine that requires prescription medication to cure. While anti-diarrhea medications are available ove ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ear infection: is it external or middle ear infection that you are referring to? if middle ear nasal saline washes would help, unfortunately you need to be examined ... Read More
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 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan. Often combined with other products to help with other symptoms.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
DryEyes/lacrilubeNP: It is basically an ophthalmic lubricant. Often styes will heal on their own w/o treatment. Warm compresses may speed up the extrusion of pus from exte ... Read More
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Go to the local: health department. They will most likely treat parasitic disease without charge. There is NO over the counter treatment and it is dependent on the spe ... Read More
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urin ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Not in the USA: Antibiotic eye drops can only be obtained by a perscription from your doctor.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Bladder infections need antibiotics, and some may work better than others. Your doctor needs to see you to decide which one is best. You CAN, however, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience in General Surgery
No good ones: The best course of action is to get an examination done by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to prescribe a course of action t ... Read More
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