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Are there any good oral meds for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any good oral meds for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: To begin with oral hyperhidrosis(h)medications are not for every kind of h. They are best suited for patients with certain types of excessive sweating—people with excessive facial sweating, cranio-facial hyperhidrosis, generalized hyperhidrosis, and those who have not had success using other first-line therapies such as clinical strength antiperspirants, iontophoresis, botox, or combinations. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Yes: Topicals such as aluminum chloride (ie: drysol) help stop sweating temporarily but has to be reapplied daily to be effective. Botox injections help stop sweating for 6-9 months. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Yes: Treatments for hoarseness would depend on the cause. The first step would be getting an evaluation of your voice box. This can easily be done by an ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. Once the cause is determined a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatment for bruxism?

Are there any good treatment  for bruxism?

Mouth guard: To prevent damage to the teeth, mouth guards or splints have been used to treat teeth grinding, clenching, and TMJ disorders. A splint may help protect the teeth from the pressure of clenching. In addition, practicing relaxation techniques, and carefully stretching/exercising the jaw can provide quick relief in some cases. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for anxiety?

Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for anxiety?

Antihistamines: Mildly sedating antihistamines (e.g., Diphenhydramine = benadryl) sometimes help with mild anxiety. Herbal tea containing valerian root &/or chamomile can be calming. Unlike most prescription anxiety meds, these are not habit-forming. However, if anxiety is persistent it's better to address the causes instead of just treating the symptoms. Also, try stress management, relaxation, &/or therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medications for thrush?

Are there any over-the-counter medications for thrush?

Yes, but: Gentian violet is a purple dye that is available otc & occasionally used for oral thrush in infants. It is effective but messy & should be used in minimal amounts, painted on affected areas.It kills yeast by direct contact.Excess use has led to choking and respiratory distress. Older patients can swish it around in their mouth & spit out the excess. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Are there any good over-the-counter medication for arthritis pain?

Glucosamine: You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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Are there any other remedies for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any other remedies for hyperhidrosis?

Sympathectomy: The surgery can be performed minimally invasively through the chest, called video assisted thoracic surgery or vats. It involves the cutting the nerves (sympathetic chain) that causes the excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It is usually an outpatient procedure. There are potential complications including compensatory sweating, so talk with a board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The safest treatment for diarrhea is adequate hydration, preferably with water and/or electrolytes and avoidance of its cause. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for insomnia in adults?

Are there any good treatments for insomnia in adults?

Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details. ...Read more

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Are there any good 'as needed' anxiety medication?

Are there any good 'as needed' anxiety medication?

Benzodiazapines: Are often used as needed for anxiety or panic. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter anti-anxiety/depression medicine?

Are there any good over-the-counter anti-anxiety/depression medicine?

A few: For starters, you really need a good evaluation to determine the severity of your anxiety and depression. Over the counter medicines are only documented to "work" for these conditions when mild to moderate. In that situation, though, sometimes st johns' wort or sam-e can help. In conjunction you want to be eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and engaging with others in your life. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What OTC options are there for yeat infections? Are there oral options, too?

What OTC options are there for yeat infections? Are there oral options, too?

Yeast infection: No oral otc options are available, but vaginal preparations include Monistat 1, (tioconazole) 3, ;7. Those are frequently used. There similar ones available, possibly not in every pharmacy. ...Read more

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Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Topical steroids : The mainstay for treating eczema are a number of prescription topical steroid creams and ointments. They come in a variety of strengths that are used for different areas of the body. Overuse of these medications can lead to side effects such as thinning of the skin and lightening the color of the skin. Use only unscented soaps and moisturizers also. See a dermatologist for treament options. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicines for diabetes?

Are there any alternative medicines for diabetes?

As above: Diabetes is a chronic condition, u can try excersize and diet , if blood sugar continue to be elevated , talk with u pcp for medication. ...Read more

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Are there any safe over-the-counter medication for children?

Are there any safe over-the-counter medication for children?

Yes: There are not many safe over-the-counter cold medications for children. The medications which had been previously available were both not very effective for children and also rather easy to overdose. The best OTC medications for children continue to be tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) products and Motrin (ibuprofen) products. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for help with OTC choices for kids. ...Read more

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Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question. ...Read more

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Increased Sweating (Definition)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body sweats more than is needed for ...Read more


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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

A medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when ...Read more