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Doctor insights on: Antihistamine Topical Cream

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

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


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Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ? ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

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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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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Topical Fucidin cream combine with lightening cream is it safe?

Topical Fucidin cream combine with lightening cream is it safe?

Unlikely combination: I don't know of any reported interactions between fucidin cream and the common skin lighteners, which usually use hydroquinone as their active ingredient. But I've never run into a situation where both were used at the same time on the same area of skin. Dark spots are not usually infected, and vice versa. ...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?

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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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...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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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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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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Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Won't help: It's for fungi and won't touch the propionobacteria that cause acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more

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Can compound ketoconazole cream treat eczema?

Can compound ketoconazole cream treat eczema?

Fungus...: Ketoconazole is used for fungal infections on the skin. Eczema is best treated with regular moisturizing cream and steroid creams/lotions such as hydrocortisone. Follow up with your doctor for a better evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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