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What's the best Over The Counter treatment for Acne (oily skin)?

What's the best Over The Counter treatment for Acne (oily skin)?

Acne: Hi RizchaP, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointments containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid (which is the active ingredient of aspirin). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scar Treatment (Definition)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...Read more


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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter 
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more

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Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC product for removing hyper pigmentation scars all over the legs?

What is the best OTC product for removing hyper pigmentation scars all over the legs?

Scars on legs: How deep is the scar and can you send a picture.? Depending on how deep the scar is over-the-counter steroids may not work. Likely IPL would be your best bet. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

None: Acne scars are complicated and best addressed with fractional laser treatments or possibly surgical intervention with the help of a plastic surgeon. Topical creams and lotions will have little if any noticeable effect and likely would not be worth your investment unless used in conjunction with a laser treatment series. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

OTC acne products: Typically if your scars do not recede in a few months you should invest in physician grade products that can help improve your acne and prevent scarring. Alpha hydroxy's and Retin-A can help exfoliate your skin, hydroquinone can help lighten scars; and if more severe you may needs peels or lasers to even out the scars. Good diet, water, vitamin d and b can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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What is the best over the countet fade cream for people with lichen plantus?

What is the best over the countet fade cream for people with lichen plantus?

None: Lichen planus is notorious for causing hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the skin after resolving. The residual pigment is too deep in the skin to be cleared by bleaching creams over the counter or even by prescription. Best bet is hope that with time the spots will fade to some extent. Meanwhile avoid sun to the affected areas. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it causes a ring-like rash. Fungus on the scalp is harder to treat than on the body. Rinworm responds to creams, like lamisil, (terbinafine) for about 2 weeks, but the scalp requires an oral medicine, like griseofulvin, and for a longer period of time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more

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What is the best scar treatment that I can use to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options as well?

What is the best scar treatment that I can use to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision?  Any natural options as well?

Best?: There is no "best" scar treatment for each patient will react in different ways to wound healing and response to various chemicals. One good natural remedy is aloe Vera, straight from the plant. Plastic surgeons are also a wealth of knowledge about up to date scar creams and other treatments. Time is also good, as scars tend to fade over time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...Read more

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Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?

Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?

Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all make nice products with retinol. After you have a chance to try one of the products you can get stronger levels and a good skin care regimen from a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. Deeper lines may require fillers or laser for more results. ...Read more

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Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Calamine lotion: No medicine will clear up shingles. However you can try to put some soothing cream on the area to keep it from being uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

What is the best  over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. However, remember that fever is a symptom, not a disease. Symptoms need to be explored to find the cause. Best to consult with your doctor before starting a fever reducing medication. ...Read more

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Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars. There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more