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Best Otc Cream For Rash
They are similar: There are several available--lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) etc..Are similar in efficacy. You don't really need strong, just have to be the right medicine. The strength available are appropropriate/adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections--just use as directed by their instructions. If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more
Lotrimin (clotrimazole): I would try anti-fungal cream first. If that doesn't work then see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more
You can try these: Cerave , cetaphil moisturizing cream , aveeno (oatmeal) , eucerin brand , aquaphor ointment.Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap.Of course , if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues after stopping, usually a steroid topically or by mouth may be required. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth will reduce itching, but not necessarily affect the rash. You better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Limit use: Over use of a topical steroid such as clobetasol can lead to thinning of the skin and other side effects. It can also lead to tachyphylaxis, in which the medication stops working. Using clobetasol with a vit. D analogue such as calcipotriene is better. Once the psoriasis improves, the calcipotriene can used on weekdays and the clobetasol on weekends to minimize side effects & prevent tachyphylaxis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not fungal: Heat rash is not a fungal infection and is best treated with cool soothing oatmeal baths and applying corn starch powder before exercising or going out in the heat. You could if needed apply Chlohexidine 2% to 4% to the affected area for 15 seconds and rinse, avoiding eye contact ...Read more
My friend is suffering from high skin rashes after taking Tamiflu for a day. Are there any OTC skin cream that can help?
Dust mite skin rashes that wont go away, no insurance so i need a strong OTC cream that istopical but i don't know what. I have tried hydrocortisone?
Dust Mites: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ive 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter is 13 months old:
1. She just started full cream milk, is it normal that she has a minor rush on her forehead?
2. Is yogurt a good snack?
She has rash in the nappy area, what is the best nappy barrier cream?
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