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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

Histamine (Definition)

Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more


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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream make you drowsy?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream make you drowsy?

No it does not: No there is not enough absorption to make you drowsy unless used in very large body surface area. ...Read more

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Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Yes you can: Only if the other cream is antifungal cream as jock itch is caused by a fungal infection you can use cotizone cream to stop the itch as long as you use it with antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor cause and treatment??? Just applied an anti fungal cream "clotrigmarole cream usp1%"

Tinea versicolor cause and treatment??? Just applied an anti fungal cream "clotrigmarole cream usp1%"

TINEA VERSICOLOR: I CALL THIS A FRIENDLY FUNGOUS CONDITION. A KETOCONAZOLE CREAM AND SHAMPOO OFTEN WORKS WELL. IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR CHEST AND BACK, FOR EXAMPLE, WASH THOROUGHLY YOUR CHEST AND BACK, AND THEN AFTER YOU RINSE OFF, DRY AND APPLY THE CREAM AT BEDTIME. YOU MUST DO THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS. GOOD LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What is desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream? An anti fungal?

What is desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream? An anti fungal?

Not antifungal: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is an over the counter barrier cream used to protect the skin from breakdown but has no antibiotic or antifungal properties. ...Read more

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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Is cortizone10 a anti fungle cream?

Is cortizone10 a anti fungle cream?

No.: cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 is a steroid only and will slow down the itching but do nothing to resolve the issue if truly fungal. If you a certain it is fungal then try clotrimizole cream instead. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

No: Heat rash, or miliaria, is due to blocked sweat ducts in the skin. The best treatment is to cool and fan the area to allow sweating to resume and unclog the ducts. ...Read more

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Does dr. Reddys niltan cream contain steroid?

Does dr. Reddys niltan cream contain steroid?

Not likely.: According to the a web search, dr. Reddy niltan cream is an otc, homeopathic product that some believe to have beneficial effects on degeneration of the knees. The active ingredients appear to be boswellia serrata extract, coriander seed oil, ; liquorice extract. None to my knowledge have any steroid effect on the body; some of the perceived benefit may be boswellia's antiinflammatory effects. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eruptions and make you worse. ...Read more

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Is triamcinolone cream non prescrption?

Is triamcinolone cream non prescrption?

Not yet: This is a strong topical steroid cream which is currently only available by prescription (except in other countries). If you need a steroid cream, start with over the counter cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream and hopefully that will do the job (and is much cheaper). Otherwise you will need to get an rx from your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Can I use anti fungal cream for eyelids?

Can I use anti fungal cream for eyelids?

Not recommended: I highly doubt you have a fungal skin infection around you eyelids. Check with an eye doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is niacinamide cream an anti-aging cream?

Is niacinamide cream an anti-aging cream?

Yes: Niacinamide fights against both sun damage such as discoloration and skin cancers and acne. One product line called NIA 24 has a particularly effective form of Niacinamide. (I use and recommend it) However, the MOST important anti-aging product is a high potency (SPF) sunscreen, using a broad brimmed hat and avoiding sun. Happy aging! ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter anti fungal shampoo?

Is there an over-the-counter anti fungal shampoo?

Yes: Ketoconazole shampoo is over the counter. It comes in two strengths (1% or 2%) and can be used to treat dandruff (mild seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp). ...Read more

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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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She was stung by common nettles - a huge amount of them but they pain hasn't subsided over 4 hours despite anti histamine cream, cold bath and aloe Vera and ibuprofen - should pain still be felt after this amount of time ?

She was stung by common nettles - a huge amount of them but they pain hasn't subsided over 4 hours despite anti histamine cream, cold bath and aloe Vera and ibuprofen - should pain still be felt after this amount of time ?

Age for submissions: I am sorry but Health Tap requires you to be at least 16 years old to submit a question. You can have an adult or someone who is 15 or older submit a question for you. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more