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Best Otc Cream For Rash
Dust mite skin rashes that won't go away, no insurance so I need a strong OTC cream that istopical but I don't know what. I have tried hydrocortisone?
Over-the-counter or prescription allergy drugs can help control symptoms.
Antihistamines relieve itching, sneezing, and watery eyes.
Decongestants help with nasal congestion.
Nasal steroids reduce swelling in your nose so you can breathe better.
Allergy shots (immunotherapy) may also be an option. They treat allergies over a long period of time. Ask your doctor if they make sense for you. ...Read more
Find rash cause:
I would try to find the cause of the rash first. Type of diapers, wipes, scented creams, soaps?
With that said, find a cream with the least ingredients possible and that creates a good skin barrier. Any cream that contains zinc oxide will provide a good barrier. Also let your infants diaper area air dry and avoid using wipes. Cleanse the diaper area with warm water and a gentle soap. ...Read more
Depends on Reason: Depending on the reason/condition you would need cream, will give you the answer. Certainly, a "diaper dermatitis" is the most common and is really a type of contact dermatitis caused by a wet moist environment. Change the diaper regularly, and keep the area dry and clean. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream (zinc oxide) works well for this common condition, but get eval for proper visual diagnosis for best tx. ...Read more
Skin Trouble: This is probably not going to lead to a good answer for you. There are too many variables here and the question is very limited. But, skin is one of the most difficult things to discuss online. One needs to see skin to give any expert advice. If your rash is not resolving it is time to get an in person evaluation by your family physician. ...Read more
There are some rash on my neck, what is the best cream for it? I have tried sudocream but it's not healing. Please advise thanks
See your doctor: Rashes cannot be diagnosed without a clinical examination. See you doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Find the right one: Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. ...Read more
I've had a rash on my chest area for 3 months it does not itch but it is ring worm look alike OTC creams don't work.. Help. What do you think it is?
Antifungal: An antifungal cream treats the infection, but sometiems you need to use a combination steroid and antifungal cream, prescription creams are better, see your doctor. ...Read more
If it works for you: Otc cortisone is a good cream for allergic rash, but often too weak for adult skin (quite good/adequate for kids and mild rash). There are many other creams/cortisone-variations will require prescriptions and thus must consult doc. So if rash is mild and otc works well, then it is good for you. Calamide may help as well. If not better, consult dor for a different treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Underarm rash: Underarm rashes may be the result of an allergic reaction to a deodorant or antiperspirant. However, heat, fungal skin conditions as well as razor burn may be to blame too. A rash under the arm can be embarrassing as the urge to scratch may be over powering. You can try otc cortisone twice a day but if not improved see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a reoccurring rash on my nose that only appears when it gets really hot. Are there any OTC creams that can take care of this type of rash?
Nose rash: Best guess is that this represents a kind of acne. Therefore the best treatments are likely to be things like benzoyl peroxide, retin-a, topical antibiotics, or systemic antibiotics. Another possibility is seborrheic dermatitis (which would be unusual on the nose), and you could try cortisone cream 1% for that. ...Read more
I've had a rash (jock itch?) for 6 months. I have tried many Otc creams & powders but it has not cleared. Can I use clobetasol propionate cream ups. 05
Tinea Incognito: If you actually have Jock itch, you issue is fungal and Clobetasol, a high potency steroid could make your fungal infection worse, causing Tinea Incognito. Also it should not be used in a occlusive area like your groin. It may be time for you to follow up with a doctor. If you cannot do so immediately, try washing area with Nizoral (ketoconazole) Dandruff shampoo, dry thoroughly and keep area dry with powder. ...Read more
Can't see it:
It is possible but can't tell what you have from your info here.
Characteric, appearance/color, size, duration are important features to know. Also what type of OTC cream you used. Being 40 something, an evaluation by your doc for possible skin cancer is strongly recommended. Most skin cancers when found early can be easily treated.
consult doc. Good luck ...Read more
What is the best facial cream for the rash caused by lupus not by eczema or by rosacia, since the regular topical creams didn't work?
Facial cream: Virgin coconut oil works well especially in getting rid of redness. ...Read more
I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?
Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more
I have a acne-lookalike rash on my legs. Does not respond to OTC acne/antibacterial/fungus creams. Gets puss filled, red, and burns so-so.
I just used some cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 OTC steroid cream for a rash. I had forgotten I used it then rubbed regular scented lotion on top. Is this ok?
Yes: No problem. As a rule of thumb, it is better to hold off applying another lotion or cream until 30 minutes have lapsed. ...Read more
My 18 mo old has yeast diaper rash and nystatin hasn't worked at all! Can I use an otc cream for the rash like clotrimazole?
Hi doc experiencing swollen lymph node in neck itchy skin rash otc cream helps low grade fevers positive ana but negative for all autoimmune diseases?
Clarify: I'm sorry I don't understand 'when I cream any lotion I get rashes'. What cream and what lotion? ...Read more
Depends: One has to know what the diagnosis is. If it's an allergic reaction to clothing (contact dermatitis) a cortisone type cream would help. If it's a fungus infection an antifungal cream is indicated. If it's a bacterial infection (cellulitis) an antibacterial cream like bacitracin is needed. See your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment if your rash persists. ...Read more
No: This is a potent topical corticosteroid cream. The pubic area is a sensitive area and I would avoid using a cream this potent as you can have significant side effects like skin atrophy, prominent blood vessels, and stretch marks if you don't have a pathology in that area that requires this. Please consider seeing a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment options. Best of luck. ...Read more
Dear sir I am having rashes in my inner thighs since 5-6 months. I am using etan gm skin cream but all in vain. Kindly help.?
I've been having unexplained rashes on my face for a week now and it keeps spreading, is there any cream you would recommend to treat it?
No: A dermatologist needs to look at the rash for you to get the best treatment. ...Read more
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What causes red rashes, and try topical creams and they r not working. It itching all thw time and hurts.
Red rash: More information is needed for us to be able to help you. Write back as to where you get the rash, circumstances, medicine used, etc. ...Read more
What to do if I have rashes on my body called eczema, and my cream just isn't working. Can someone help me?
Eczema: Your primary care physician should be able to evaluate and treat your eczema or refer you to a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more
Hi is there any creams available that would toughen up my face to continue to use just for men beard dye to stop rashes?
Diagnosis: You need to have the rash looked at so a diagnosis can be made. Then you know what medicine to use to heal (eradicate) the rash. ...Read more
I have a problem of rashes on my buttocks with dark patches.... Please suggest me with some cream docs to remove all such patches?
Rashes on neck, upper back just below neck and some in front...My 7 month old son....Which cream? Recently came us from india....
There is very itching in my private areas. It become red rashes. I wash regularly, but won't go away. Plz suggest some cream or something.
See a physician: If a rash is not improving, then you should see a physician. You don't want to use a cream that may potentially make it worse ...Read more
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