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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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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Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

They: may affect bleeding times and may have analgesic effect, but not anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages. ...Read more

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Could anti anxiety medication work?

Could anti anxiety medication work?

Anxiolytic: Medications are often beneficial in the treatment of a variety of anxiety disorders. ...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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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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Anti drooling medicines?

Anti drooling medicines?

Available: Discuss with your md so that you can make sure it won't interfere with your other meds. ...Read more

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Anti inflammatory medicine without sleepyness/drowsiness? Any suggestions?

See details: Drowsiness secondary to nsaids is relatively uncommon. You need to list your previous nsaids before alternative suggestions can be made. ...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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Are there any anti fungal meds sold OTC for thrush? Like nystatin?

Are there any anti fungal meds sold OTC for thrush? Like nystatin?

Thrush: I know you have another physician's answer. But, my worry is why you are having this symptom and why you have not been to the doctor or dentist to find out why this is happening to you. I worry that there may be an underlying condition or infection that we need to diagnose. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Not usually: In fact, some of the anti-anxiety agents such as Ativan might help with nausea problem. Another drug that is helpful is zyprexa (olanzapine). The only concern is that some drugs might interfere with the breakdown of some chemotherapy drugs. Your oncologist should be able to review your meds for interaction with treatment. Even tamoxifen can have interactions with antidepressants. ...Read more

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How to safely stop my anti depressant and anti phycotic medication?

How to safely stop my anti depressant and anti phycotic medication?

Stopping meds.: Depending on how long u have been on the meds., reasons for wanting to stop, & the current dose of each. Slow gradual taper is possible, but only under close supervision by your prescribing doctor, keeping in mind that there would be risk of recurrence of the original symptoms the medications were treating. ...Read more

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Is antihistamine an anti-itching medication?

Is antihistamine an anti-itching medication?

Anti-Itching Anthist: Antihistamine block the release of histamine, the chemical that causes itching - they stop itching by this mechanism. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for jock itch?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for jock itch?

Possibly: Benedryl is an antihistamine which helps itching associated with hypersensitivity reactions such as allergies, bug bites, etc. You may find some transient relief of itching caused by fungal infections, but the ultimate treatment would be that of cure (i.e. topical antifungal cream/powder/spray). ...Read more

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Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Yes: Overdosing on anything is bad for you. Although these drugs are safe, you must be cautious in taking them. ...Read more