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Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Lamisil, (terbinafine) etc: There are many different antifungal creams available including lotrimin, mica tin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undecalynic acid. These all work but different strains of fungus may respond better to one rather than another. Unfortunately you can tell in advance which will wor best. If it is feet, body or groin treat whole area for a minimum of 2 weeks. For resistant cases you may need prescription meds. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Ringworm: Tinea corporis --ringworm of the body // capitis = head can be treated with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). It is necessary, to keep scalp clean, perhaps with an anti dandruff shampoo. Years ago tar shampoos helped this condition stress can make it worse. But please be checked for high blood sugar -diabetes mellitus, hot sweaty work environments contribute. Some pts skin seems to allow easier infection. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?

I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?

See a Dermatologist.: Psoriasis may benefit from an steroid containing lotion/solution x scalp.
Ringworm will require antifungals (against tinea) these too are very difficult to cure and I believe there is no good treatment over the counter.
Nizoral shampoo is good for dandruff and tinea versicolor but I doubt will cure psoriasis or ringworm. Best option is to see a dermatologist or a pcp who has been successful ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter treatments for tinea capitis (ringworm of scalp)?

What are some over-the-counter treatments for tinea capitis (ringworm of scalp)?

Stubborn...: Unfortunately, the skin of the scalp is particularly stubborn and most of the time requires oral medication for weeks to months to clear up tinea. It is best to see you doctor or a dermatologist to MAP out a care plan, as the treatment can have side effects, especially on your liver. Wish I had better news, but you are likely wasting time and money using over-the-counter meds for this. ...Read more

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Without a prescription, what over-the-counter med can cure ringworm?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): Extra strength lotrimin (clotrimazole) or anti fungal creams for athletes foot will be useful to get rid of ringworm as well. ...Read more

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Can it be ringworm if it is just a really red spot under my breast best cure over counter? Would lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra work better than regular lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Can it be ringworm if it is just a really red spot under my breast best cure over counter? Would lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra work better than regular lotrimin (clotrimazole)

The same: The lotrimin (clotrimazole)s (clotrimazole) you describe should work the same. Very common area to get a yeast infection, under the breast, I used to get them all the time when I was in my 20's there. The medication in regular lotrimin (clotrimazole) should work fine. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter treatment for an open sore?

Best over-the-counter treatment for an open sore?

See details: The best otc treatment would be an antibiotic ointment and keeping the area clean. Be careful. Infected sores almost always need prescription antibiotics and not creams or ointments. ...Read more

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I have a fairly bad infection in my upper left gum line, what would be the best over the counter treatment I could get? I don't have insurance...

I have a fairly bad infection in my upper left gum line, what would be the best over the counter treatment I could get? I don't have insurance...

There aren't any: Gum infections can't be cured with pills, ointments, snake oil, emollients, or salves. Gum infections are very serious, destroying gum tissue and the underlying bone that supports the teeth. Contact a gum specialist, a Periodontist, and ask about payment options. Contact Social Services for locations of dental clinics. Seek treatment at a Dental School. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution. ...Read more

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I have a blister under my foreskin, what's the best over the counter treatment?

I have a blister under my foreskin, what's the best over the counter treatment?

Rest and hygiene: Hi AH,
Sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly. As long as there does not look like there is current infection (redness, pain, pus) in the area, I would recommend rest - refraining from sexual activity or masturbation, and keeping the area dry and clean. Here is some general info on proper hygiene http://wb. Md/2oN52V8 Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment medicine for red facial spider veins? . I don't have that many just a few

What is the best over-the-counter treatment medicine for red facial spider veins? . I don't have that many just a few

Make up: All you can do with over the counter products is to use a cover up make up, as dr. Nguyen suggested. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment medicine that heals open wound faster?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment medicine that heals open wound faster?

Wound healing: Moist wound healing is crucial for the proper environment to heal most wounds. Therefore, if you don't have a allergy and your wound is not suboptimal (dirty, contaminated, has foreign bodies, too large to heal, or you have poor wound healing conditions like heart disease, venous insufficiency, or diabetes)- simple things such as Bacitracin would be sufficient. See your md for more details. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for a yeast infection?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for a yeast infection?

Antifungal: If you have been previously diagnosed by a doctor with a yeast infection then common anti-fungal vaginal remedies include 1 day, 3 days, 7 days regimens (monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin etc). These all work well just be sure to complete regimen. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis if this is your first infection. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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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

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What are the best over-the-counter treatment for a sort of skin ulcer?

What are the best over-the-counter treatment for a sort of skin ulcer?

Skin ulcer: We are unable to answer your question since there are many types of ulcerations that require different forms of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

Nothing will work: I'm really sorry your acne was neglected and you had scarring. If you still have active disease, get it managed by a competent physician. Unlike in the past, you're now basically an adult and can pick up the telephone and schedule an appointment. Until you get seen, use benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Your scars can be managed with filler, laser, or microsurgery if you wish. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone cause cancer? What is the best over-the-counter treatment to fade age spots on hands?

Does hydroquinone cause cancer? What is the best over-the-counter treatment to fade age spots on hands?

Consider Herbals: Azelaic, arbutin, kojic, licorice root extract are all herbal skin lighteners that will be a bit less potent than hydroquinone, but should help in the long run. Make sure you follow the recommended guidelines on the products you are using. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter wart treatment?

What is the best over-the-counter wart treatment?

Aspirin: Aspirin can be made into an over the counter wart treatment inexpensively by soaking Aspirin on water and making it into paste and applying it to wart. Cover with duct tape amd this will peel amd macerate the wart without pain. It will gradually peel away. ...Read more

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Which home remediess or over-the-counter treatment are considered the best for hemorrhoids?

High fiber: A high fiber diet. Tucks (witch hazel) medicated pads per directions on them. Drink lots of water. Walk a lot. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what has been the best over-the-counter yeast infection treatment for you?

Several: There are several over the counter medications specifically used to treat fungal vaginitis - most f them work about 2 out of 3 times. If you use an otc yeast medication and it doesn't work you should see your doctor to be sure it is in fact yeast - and to get a prescription for an effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter lotion?

What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter lotion?

Dry skin: Ingredients that are helpful for dry skin: ceramides help skin hold water, dimethicone and glycerin draw water to the skin, hyaluronic acid helps the skin hold water, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum help keep water on the skin. Read the label and get moisturizers with these products such as cerave, restoraderm, cutemol, and aquaphor. ...Read more

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What is the best holistic treatment for rsd? I was diagnosed with rsd in 2009. The condition has slowly progressed into something which, at times, can be quite painful. I have treated sporadically, but do not want to take over-the-counter or prescription

What is the best holistic treatment for rsd? I was diagnosed with rsd in 2009. The condition has slowly progressed into something which, at times, can be quite painful. I have treated sporadically, but do not want to take over-the-counter or prescription

Desensitize: I practice allopathic medicine but one of the most important treatments for rsd or crps is therapy, especially desensitization therapy and that does not involve medications or procedures. Have your doctor send you to such physical therapy if possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Several circle shapes areas have begun to appear on my torso. They are not red, do not itch, and are not raised. Ringworm OTC treatment didn't help.

Circular rash?: This could be a variety of things, from ranging from pityriasis rosea, a funny infection that causes circular rash to a form of eczema that looks like ringworm. Any contacts with rash? Any travel? Fever? History of allergies or other atopy? Do you take any medicines? We might get to a diagnosis in a prime visit with more history and photos, or see your physician tomorrow. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Which treatment for ringworm is the very best?

Topicals include:: Topical medications for ring worm include: lamisil, (terbinafine) mycelex, loprox, mentas & econazole. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm?

Refer to Grisofulvin: Refer to my answer with the "short answer" being grisofulvin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

Topical medication: Topical meds are usually effective and oral are stressful to the yong liver and are not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more