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Do cold sore creams sold over counter work for genital herpes?

Do cold sore creams sold over counter work for genital herpes?

See your doctor: There are very effective oral and prescription topical medications to tx genital hsv infections. See you doctor for proper treatment, it will be far more effective than otc cold sore creams. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Docosanol (Definition)

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Are there any benzyl peroxide gel (2.5%) that i can buy in drug store?

Are there any benzyl peroxide gel (2.5%) that i can buy in drug store?

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel: Over the counter benzoyl peroxide formulations are available in various formulations and strengths up to 10%. Check your local pharmacy for the brands they carry, as we are not permitted to endorse specific brands in this forum. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Docosanol or abreva OTC is sell in mexico? Where can I find this medication?

Docosanol or abreva OTC is sell in mexico? Where can I find this medication?

Abreva: Abreva is an antiviral agent for reducing the duration of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. You should find this medication at your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Which works better for genital herpes carmex or abreva?..

Which works better for genital herpes carmex or abreva?..

Neither: Neither of these will work well for genital herpes. The best option would be to call your doctor for a prescription for an anti-viral medication, such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to buy OTC Monistat using medicaid (dshs) at the store?

How to buy OTC Monistat using medicaid (dshs) at the store?

No prescription: If a drug is "over the counter" that means you don't need a prescription from a doctor and therefore insurance will not cover the costs. Monistat is such an OTC drug and Medicaid will not cover for it. ...Read more

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Best antiacne soap in market?

Best antiacne soap in market?

Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read more

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Can anbesol cream (for canker sores) work on cold sores?

Can anbesol cream (for canker sores) work on cold sores?

Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker sore, or Aphtous ulcer, is probably caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body fighting itself) Medicine for one of these is not intended for the other type of mouth sore. The anbesol cream is probably mostly for numbing the sore. ...Read more

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Are there any reprocusson from using benzoyl peroxide after aloe vera mask?

Dryness: Usually with benzoyl peroxide there can be dryness. When mixed with other creams and mask dependingon what they are there can be more dryness and redness. I would try to not use them together if you are having issues. ...Read more

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Is "eco drink" sold by costco a safe & beneficial like the sale representative claims?

Is "eco drink" sold by costco a safe & beneficial like the sale representative claims?

Possibly toxic sugar: Ecodrink becomes a liquid multivitamin when added to water. It has small amounts of additional antioxidants. As best as i can tell, it has synthetic vit e which i believe is unhealthy but my biggest concern is it has the artificial sweetener sucralose, which, while approved by the fda, may be rather toxic. I avoid products with sucralose.See http://www.Holisticmed.Com/splenda/bowen.Html & comment:. ...Read more

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Where to buy silver sulfadiazine cream otc?

Not in USA: Silver sulfadiazine is available only with your doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Whay store can I buy silver sulfadiazine cream over the counter?

Whay store can I buy silver sulfadiazine cream over the counter?

RX only in the US: Silver sulfadiazine requires a prescription in the us (silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or it's equivalents) and is not available over the counter. Great for burns. ...Read more

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Is abreva and denavir (penciclovir) the same?

Is abreva and denavir (penciclovir) the same?

Different: While they are both topical treatments for cold sores (herpes simplex), they are different medications. They both may shorten the duration of an active cold sore outbreak somewhat, but through different mechanisms. Abreva has an advantage in that it is available without a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Abreva (Definition)

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