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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anastasia Shnitser
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
OTC PPI: There are several OTC medications currently available, they are either in PPI or H2 blocker category. The ones in PPI category are: Nexium, (esomepraz... Read More
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Best: Start slowly and advance. I would start with tums (calcium carbonate) because they are relatively safe, and have few side effects and provide calcium.... Read More
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Pulmonary Critical Care 41 years experience
There is no best: Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, (esomeprazole) Zantac, and Tagamet are all over the counter and all good but what is good for you depends on your particu... Read More

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It depends: It depends on other medical conditions and medications. You should talk with your pharmacist, many people forget they are very well educated on pharma... Read More
Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Zyrtec, (cetirizine) saline: For otc drying try zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you can handle the sedation. Don't drive on benadryl (diphenhydramine). Nasal saline rinse... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Keeping fluid balanc: up with regular hydration is important. Depending on the medical conditions having too much (fluid retention diseases) or too little (kidney stones, a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rather then taking: Over the counter male enhancement/ performance pills - would encourage you to see an urologist to determine the cause for erectile difficulties.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Biotin: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
All good: There is no preferred brand of PNV's. They are all adequate. Probably the best one for any individual is one that she can tolerate well. It is impo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Mucolytics: Antihistamines and Mucinex (guaifenesin) or other mucolytics work best. Decongestants may once blood,pressure and anxiety. Generally antihistamines a... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
GERD: Previcid is a good medication and can be taken with your zantac (ranitidine). If you are overweight, you should consider a diet. Avoid food that mak... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Have it evaluated by a professional. Otc medications are more effective if combined with nail debridement. See your podiatrist to get the best result... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Avoid Decongestant: If one has high blood pressure then avoidance of decongestant allergy medications is most prudent.

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