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Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?
Second Opinion: It may be time to get a second opinion from a new dermatologist. Other thoughts I have is that this is more than psoriasis, such as a yeast infection. There are more treatment options than topical products for psoriasis, but they are very expensive and can have lots of side effects. In my office we would probably talk about getting a second expert's advice next. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have scaly scalp for 6 months ago can't go with shampoo, hydrocortisone written by doctor. Any more advice; shampoo recommendation or any drug ;?
Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders..Can i also use it for exfoliation purpose..
Acne Body Wash: The most commonly used body wash for acne is benzoyl peroxide 5-10%. It is readily available without a prescription and is used once daily. Once should lather up with it, leave it on for at least a few minutes, and rinse off. It will bleach one's towels, so make sure to use ones that you do not like. This product is extremely effective against p.Acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. ...Read more
Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use
Baby shampoo: You can use heat pack over the eye to open up oil gland pores, then use diluted baby shampoo to clean the eye lashes while the eyes are closed. Nutritionally, drink more fluid, eat omega 3 essential fatty acid (nuts, wild fish, flax seed, or chia seeds) and avoid junk food. ...Read more
Looking for alternative treatment for infant seborrhea on face (pediatrician prescribed Vaseline and hydrocortisone and i don't want to use those)?
Facial Formula: For infantile seborrhea using an emollient moisturizer is usually sufficient. Avoiding soap is the key since an infant's skin is extremely sensitive and still be colonized by normal bacteria. Vaseline locks in moisture and the steroid helps with inflammation. Vaseline is a petroleum product however. Using shea butter or lanolin is often as effective and has less a less greasy quality. ...Read more
How long to use bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) for pink eye ? prescription on bottle says "use as directed".
Usually 5-7d: Most pink eye meds do their work quickly & can be stopped after 5-7 days. Bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) can be a little irritating so a little redness with use is common. Some providers will recommend using it longer. Many patients that do not seem to respond actually have a viral process that may tale a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more
Is Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo effective and safe to use 3x a week for long periods of time? To treat seb dermatitis
Daughter diagnosed w/Tinea Versicolor. Scrips for Ketoconazole2% shampoo(body) & cream. For future recurs can OTC Miconazole be used just as well?
Dr prescribed clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream 2% for topical use on ingrown hair. Usually use 1% lotion. Is thos ok? Dr office closed
Clindamycin: You should have no trouble at all using the 2% cream. ...Read more
Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?
Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?
Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
very dry scalp..oil caused dandruff.tried ANT-DD shampoo but dry scalp Will steam treatment help to control dry scalp? any home remedies?
No steam: Use natural oil massaged at night , sampo 2-3 times a wk. ...Read more
What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.
Internal Vaginal sor: Why u r looking for over the counter medication, see u physician , discuss w him his finding than ask about the most suitable treatment. ...Read more
Can Lidocaine Ointment usp, 5% .Used for the purpose of controlling dandriff, by pre-wetting hair , then messaging thouroghly then rinse out by shampo?
Recommended dose and duration of treatment with fluconazole for ringworm ? (has not responded to creams) 150 mg 1x week for 4 weeks usual dosing?
Planter wart: Area may be covered with the dressing or a Band-Aid for at least four hours ...Read more
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