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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Not really: Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids. Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce a hemorrhoid outbreak?

Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce a hemorrhoid outbreak?

Yes: First, make certain they are hemorrhoids, and have a doctor look. Second, get some tucks (witch hazel) pads - and follow instructions. Third, get some fiber supplements- like citrucelle - which is over the counter- and start taking it daily. ...Read more

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Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

No: MRSA is a type of Staph infection that is resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics. MRSA infections can occur in many parts of the body, but blood infection, or internal infection with MRSA is life-threatening and needs IV antibiotics. More commonly, MRSA causes either skin infections or boils underneath skin. Prescription oral antibiotics are required: clindamycin, tetracycline, or "Bactrim". ...Read more

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What are over the counter medicines for anal fissure?

What are over the counter medicines for anal fissure?

No good ones: The best course of action is to get an examination done by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to prescribe a course of action that may or may not involve medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help

What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help

Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any prescription medication that will alleviate gas formation tried everything over the counter--charcoal, beano etc.

Is there any prescription medication that will alleviate gas formation tried everything over the counter--charcoal, beano etc.

Unlikely: Gas is from (1) air/carbonation we swallow, (2) inability to break down foods, or (3) production by bacteria. (1) charcoal or devrom; no soda. (2) eliminate (1@ time for 1 week) wheat, dairy, eggs, beans, oats, barley ... Read food labels to for hidden ingredients; read http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-avoid-and-decrease-problems-with-gas.Html for (3), ask your dr. To give Flagyl 500 mg 3x/day. ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter medicines that lighten periods??

Is there any over the counter medicines that lighten periods??

Menstrual cycles: No over the counter medicines . Please see your pediatrician if heavy periods . You may need medicine to lighten them . ...Read more

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Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter: Anti-inflammatories (ie Motrin / alleve) can be helpful but used in warning with high cardiovascular risk and GI ulcer. Acetominophen ( tylenol) is also beneficial but used in warning with active liver issues. ...Read more

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Hi there! Are there any effective over the counter drugs for depression and anxiety?

Hi there! Are there any effective over the counter drugs for depression and anxiety?

No: Sorry, but there are none. Talk w/ a Dr if possible for referral and please consider that talk therapy improves or can even avoid Rx treatment for many cases. Seek a good one for you to trust and to help decide if you need a drug. ...Read more

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What is the most effective non-narcotic pain reliever. (Must be stronger then over the counter)?

What is the most effective non-narcotic pain reliever.  (Must be stronger then over the counter)?

Depends . . .: This must be addressed w/your family doc or pain management doc. Over-the-counter NSAIDs like Ibuprofen & Naproxen as dosed less than prescription versions. For instance, Ibuprofen is prescribed at 400mg, 600mg & 800mg. There are many prescription NSAIDs just like there are many cars. It's a matter of finding best for you. Depending upon pain, consider epilepsy drugs, capsaicin or lidocaine. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are any of the popular widely used anti-anxiety meds available over the counter?

Do you know if there are any of the popular widely used anti-anxiety meds available over the counter?

In the United States: Over the counter versions of prescribed medications for anxiety to not exist. Other things to due include: deep abdominal breathing progressive muscle relaxation positive mental imagery avoid caffeine avoid alcohol and substance use. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream . "Over the counter"?

Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream . "Over the counter"?

"Yeasty Beasty": Yeast/fungal infections can affect many parts of the body, inc. the skin/scalp, nails, genitals, mouth, etc. Assuming that you have a vaginal yeast infection, several safe, effective "over the counter" remedies are available, like Monistat. Use according to the label directions for best results. See your doc for an exam, testing & possible presciption med if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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Are there any prescription meds or over the counter products to help me gain weight?

Are there any prescription meds or over the counter products to help me gain weight?

Yes / Why!: There are a lot of over the counter supplements that are high calorie protein supplements that can help, some are available by prescription or OTC and there are medications that can help with weight gain, the OTC ones promising muscle bulk are hype for the most part. The real question here is why? Does it run in the family? Are you underweight? Losing weight? Thyroid checked? Adrenals checked? ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medication to treat hemroids?

Are there any over-the-counter medication to treat hemroids?

There are but: If they actually work, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. ...Read more

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Is there any topical gel to make costochondrits symptoms reduce the pain and permanently heal it?

Is there any topical gel to make costochondrits symptoms  reduce the pain and permanently heal it?

Voltarin: Usual treatment for costochondritis is nsaids. Some people have found voltaren (diclofenac) topical gel very helpful for costochondritis. It is NSAID in gel form. Need a prescription from physician. ...Read more

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What's the strongest over-the-counter pain medication that can be used to relieve a toothache?

What's the strongest over-the-counter pain medication that can be used to relieve a toothache?

Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have had a severe toothache for at least a few days you may want to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow. ...Read more

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What are the most effective strategies to relieve sinus pressure without medication?

What are the most effective strategies to relieve sinus pressure without medication?

Moisture: If you want to avoid medications, try to maintain good nasal health by using saline irrigations and keeping an appropriate moisture level in the air you breathe. Unfortunately, this won't help if you have a physical issue blocking the drainage of your sinuses. Finally, make sure that the problem really is sinus-related and not another kind of headache. ...Read more