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Otc remedies for photoaging?

Otc remedies for photoaging?

Retinols, Sunscreen: There are several non-prescription products that can be used for photoaging or sun damage. Products containing retinols, a precursor of tretinoic acid or retin-a, are very beneficial in evening pigment and increasing collagen. Prevention of further damage is also extremely important and a good sunscreen with spf30 or higher should be used daily along with a good cleanser and moisturizer. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Clean/dry: Keep the area clean and dry and open to the fresh air as much as posible. May apple aloe vera. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimples?

Home remedies for curing pimples?

Not really: There are no home remedies for treating acne, but eating a healthy diet, being happy, and living a low-stress lifestyle may help. Washing the face 2-3 times a day is fine, but over-scrubbing and irritating the skin makes acne worse. Over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can help. A doctor can prescribe medicines and look for other medical problems if acne is a lot, or if obesity is also present. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more

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Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated simultaneously if indicated. ...Read more

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Are there topical fungal creams to supplement the vicks?

Are there topical fungal creams to supplement the vicks?

Yes, OTC anitfungals: Vicks might work on nails but is not a good treatment for other fungal infections, especially if it is in the genital area-ouch! several over-the-counter (otc) preparations are available. Just follow the directions on the package. Some preparations are for symptom relief only but the infection will continue. If not sure what the rash is, or if it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Miconazole cream can it cure ringworm?

Yes, if on the skin: Miconazole cream is an anti-fungal medication. It will work well on "ringworm" -a fungal infection of the skin. If the fungal infection is on the scalp, it will require anti-fungal pills. ...Read more

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Is naftin (naftifine) anti-fungal cream any good against nail fungus?

Naftin (naftifine): Unfortunately the answer is no and you should go with the laser(cutera)/topical(formula 3) with steri shoe. ...Read more

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Remedies for sebopsoriasis?

Remedies for sebopsoriasis?

Medicated shampoos: Sebosporiasis is an overlap of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Shampoos with these ingredients are helpful: 1.)ketoconazole-anti-inflammatory, decreases yeast (nizoral shampoo) 2.)salicylic acid-decreases flaking, anti inflammatory (t-sal shampoo) 3.)coal tar-anti-inflammatory(t-gel shampoo) your dermatologist may prescribe prescription topical cortisone if appropriate. ...Read more

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Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Probably: But like i just told another poster, fungal spores live for 30 days and do not wash out or are killed in the drier. So you need to keep treating the area for at least 30 days to prevent the fungus from returning (unless you're a fun-guy). ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for toenail fungus?

Not guaranteed.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Simple home remedy for tinea versicolor?

Simple home remedy for tinea versicolor?

Yes: Otc anti fungal shampoos help. Use on skin for 2-3 min, rinse. Try for 3 weeks. Otc topical ketoconazole 1% helps too. The best: rx for 2% Ketoconazole Cream three times daily x 3 weeks, selenium sulfide lotion/foam or ciclopirox lotion. ...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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