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Doctor insights on: Benzoic Acid Ointment

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Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more

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What do clobetasol propionate & salicylic acid ointment treat?

What do clobetasol propionate & salicylic acid ointment treat?

Steroid and acid: Clobetasol is a high potency steroid for certain rashes and psoriasis. Salicylic Acid is used to take off dead skin also used for dry skin disorders. ...Read more

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Kindly tell me the substitute for clobetasol propionate and salicylic acid ointment?

Kindly tell me the substitute for clobetasol propionate and salicylic acid ointment?

Depends on condition: Clobetasol is a strong topical cortisone. There are comparable creams, but it is important to know the condition that the cream is being used for and on what part of the body. If your concern is cost, i would recommend you talk with your physician for an appropriate substitute. Hope all is well with you. ...Read more

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Hello doc, i am facing problem of itching in my upper thighs. can i used the ointment containg mixture of clobetasol-propionate-and-salicylic acid?

Hello doc, i am facing problem of itching in my upper thighs. can i used the ointment containg mixture of clobetasol-propionate-and-salicylic acid?

Yes, with caution: As long as there's no open skin, use the ointment for about a week and if no significant improvement, see your PCP or any available healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera or MEBO herbal ointment help with chemical burn (acid) caused by applying direct apple cider vinegar? What can help with the scarring?

Can aloe vera or MEBO herbal ointment help with chemical burn (acid) caused by applying direct apple cider vinegar? 
What can help with the scarring?

Burn: The best thing to do is consult with a skin specialist, a Dermatologist, who can properly asses the severity of the damage and prescribe effective care. ...Read more

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Does bioderm ointment expire? If yes, please help me find the expiration date on the bottle. I can't see it.

Does bioderm ointment expire? If yes, please help me find the expiration date on the bottle. I can't see it.

Everything expires: Nothing lasts forever, but over-the-counter lotions and creams might not have a recommended expiration date stamped on the container. Perhaps going to a store and looking at all the other creams to see what are typical expiration dates can help a person decide when to throw away the bioderm. Of course, if the bioderm looks, smells, or feels different than when new, it's best to throw it out. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment to check jockitch?

What is the best ointment to check jockitch?

Depends: "Jock itch" is not a diagnosis and there are a variety of different conditions which may lead to genital itch. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you might begin with OTC clotrimazole or miconazole cream. Not ointment because that is too heavy and sticky for the genital area. ...Read more

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Does ichthammol ointment work?

Does ichthammol ointment work?

Ichthammol: Ichthammol ointment is also known as black drawing salve. It is made of sulfur-rich shale and mixed with either a beeswax or paraffin base so it can be used to treat skin aliments. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It helps treat and clear up many minor wounds on humans and animals. ...Read more

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Does a&d ointment cause boils?

Does a&d ointment cause boils?

Not usually: If you have an allergy to the contents of the ointment that couls trigger a reaction. ...Read more