A 47-year-old member asked:
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i have itching on stomach and hands, or just skin in general. how long should i try a natural remedy before deciding that it is actually working for me?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
1 week: If the over the counter product does not help by the end of the week review the problem with your doctor.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Beware: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is all natural. Try an otc cream for a few days, then see a professional. You may benefit from a dr. Don't assume that a clerk in a pharmacy or herb store knows any more than you do.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013

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