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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

What is the best  over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. However, remember that fever is a symptom, not a disease. Symptoms need to be explored to find the cause. Best to consult with your doctor before starting a fever reducing medication. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for rash under the breasts?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for rash under the breasts?

Depends: If you have large breasts and the area under them is moist, then using antiperspirant powder on the area may help. If the area is read and "rashy", try an anti-fungal cream. If the rash is itchy and dry , then it may be from a contact allergen. In the latter case , Hydrocortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

Not easy: Are the hands the major issues? If so. Avoid antibacterial or scented soap. Use a good moisturizer as often as possible after hand washing. Avoid irritants or solvents- wear non-tatex gloves as precautions. There is no great solution however OTC or Rx. ...Read more

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What is the best over the countet fade cream for people with lichen plantus?

What is the best over the countet fade cream for people with lichen plantus?

None: Lichen planus is notorious for causing hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the skin after resolving. The residual pigment is too deep in the skin to be cleared by bleaching creams over the counter or even by prescription. Best bet is hope that with time the spots will fade to some extent. Meanwhile avoid sun to the affected areas. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counting topical anesthetic? Which can you recommend?

What is the best over the counting topical anesthetic? Which can you recommend?

Lido Cream 5: It is formulated using the highest concentration of Lidocaine allowed without a prescription, typically used to reduce pain. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medications for bronchitis?

What is the best over-the-counter medications for bronchitis?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm has Guaifenesin that breaks up mucous and dextromethorphan that helps stop the cough. Drink plenty of fluids and change your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter 
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?

Oil massage: Plenty of fluids, keeping thermostat low avoid prolong hot bath/shower will help drying/ loosing the oil of skin of skin. Which many times is a precursor of eczema. Massaging with olive oil after bath/ shower will help too. If you put oil in bath tub, be careful , may become slippery. ...Read more

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Which is the best antihistamine for children?

Which is the best antihistamine for children?

Several are good: Loratedine (Alavert,Claritin), Cetirizine( Zyrtec)and Fexofenadine (Allegra)are all effective. Dyphenhydramine (Benadryl) is short acting so if you want the reaction not to come back in the middle of the night then one of the above would be better. Remember that you should not give children under 2 antihistamines without checking with your doctor. Between 2-4 y/o you should also ask. Not for colds ...Read more

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What is the best medicine (over the counter or prescription) for relieving head congestion?

What is the best medicine (over the counter or prescription) for relieving head congestion?

Congestion: If you use a neti pot, be certain you use boiled water, sterile water, or distilled water. Never use water straight from the tap. There have been cases of brain infection/abscess from organisms in tap water. ...Read more

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Which is the best allergy medication that is over the counter?

Which is the best allergy medication that is over the counter?

Several choices: Current over the counter allergy medications that work well for most people with mild allergies are Claritin (loratadine), zyrtec (cetirizine) and Allegra (fexofenadine). One may work better than the other for a particular person, so it is not unreasonable to try more than one. Older antihistamines (benadryl) work, but are associated with more side effects, especially drowsiness. ...Read more

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What is an effective over the counter cough suppressant for the common cold?

What is an effective over the counter cough suppressant for the common cold?

Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan. Often combined with other products to help with other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

Depends: This is difficult to answer because it depends on the location on the body. In addition, there are certain moisturizers that we can rec. But when the skin is really bad a topical steroid, usually prescription, is given. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

You can try these: Cerave , cetaphil moisturizing cream , aveeno (oatmeal) , eucerin brand , aquaphor ointment.Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap.Of course , if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema ?

What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema ?

Many options.: There are many options for moisturizing your skin. I like to have my patients use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It usually works great and is usually not irritating the the skin or eye. good luck! ...Read more

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Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Eye care: Eye is very delicate organ and the skin around it is,too. If you are really having Eczema please talk to your PMD for help. If you need OTC eye care to decrease wrinkle then different products are available depending on your budget. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

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Not easy: Are the hands the major issues? If so. Avoid antibacterial or scented soap. Use a good moisturizer as often as possible after hand washing. Avoid irritants or solvents- wear non-tatex gloves as precautions. There is no great solution however OTC or Rx. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower which is good for dry skin. There are many. Body wash (Dove, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, Cetaphil) can be used in the shower for scalp +face as well as the body. Look for a liquid cortisone. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of  hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

Eczema care: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema.aspx ...Read more

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What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

Hydrocortisone: Also look for moisterizers with ceremides. Eucerin, aveeno eczema care, etc. First soak in water for a long time----at least until fingers wrinkle----then rub in cream soon after. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help eczema nor will it reduce itch. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?

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Oil massage: Plenty of fluids, keeping thermostat low avoid prolong hot bath/shower will help drying/ loosing the oil of skin of skin. Which many times is a precursor of eczema. Massaging with olive oil after bath/ shower will help too. If you put oil in bath tub, be careful , may become slippery. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat excema?

What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat excema?

Crisco shortening: Use it over dry skin patches and cover it with wet then dry gauze overnight, you can also use vaseline, they beat most fancy shmancy creams.. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My baby has eczema and i think its getting worse. Isnt there some antibiotics that i can buy over the counter?

My baby has eczema and i think its getting worse. Isnt there some antibiotics that i can buy over the counter?

Diagnose/Manage: Anti-biotics have very limited use in eczema management.Since eczema tends to be an ongoing condition,I suggest you see your GP for a management plan.In the meantime ask your chemist for a good moisturiser for baby. ...Read more

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What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?

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What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?

Ceramide creams: The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers. Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, i generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry. ...Read more

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What over the counter cream can I use to treat my dyshidrotic eczema on my palm and fingers?

What over the counter cream can I use to treat my dyshidrotic eczema on my palm and fingers?

Steroid: You may apply a low strength steroid ointment daily to the area. If there is no response within a month, it is best to discontinue and seek a local physicians help. ...Read more

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I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for ezcema?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for ezcema?

OTC creams, etc...: 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 works well. A daily moisturizing cream (cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more