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How good is blue star ointment for fungus?

How good is blue star ointment for fungus?

Blue Star is: Camphor and lard. I don't see how either of those things would get rid of a fungus. If you know you have a fungus, use an otc anti-fungal product like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x / day for at least 30 days. Your fungus will clear up in 3-5 days, but since fungal spores live 30 days, you need to use it that long or it'll recur. ...Read more

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Why do blue star ointment burns like crazy?

Why do blue star ointment burns like crazy?

If skin is really: Dry & cracked - it's normal ability to defend/ protect underlying tissue is diminished. As a skin product breaks through that barrier, more sensitive tissues below can react to them. ...Read more

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My 4 yro has ringworm under his chin. I've been using blue star ointment on it but do I have to take him to doctors or can I continue the ointment?

My 4 yro has ringworm under his chin. I've been using blue star ointment on it but do I have to take him to doctors or can I continue the ointment?

OTC antifungals: Can be used for ringworm. It should resolve within 2 weeks of treatment. If it does not, or if it gets worse, then go see your doctor, it could be something else. ...Read more

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My son has had ringworm for 4 days. I have been putting blue star ointment on and it's just getting red...I do see any healing. Am I doing everything right and just need to be patient?

My son has had ringworm for 4 days. I have been putting blue star ointment on and it's just getting red...I do see any healing. Am I doing everything right and just need to be patient?

Use lotrimin (clotrimazole): Blue star ointment has camphor and salicylates as its main ingredients. The fact that spot is getting redder suggests that ointment is irritating it more. U shd try an over the counter anti- fungal cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) and see if that makes a difference in 5-7 days. It shd make it appear lighter. If it does not then u shd see ur doctor to see if it is fungal or not. ...Read more

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Does blue star help boils?

Does blue star help boils?

NO: In fact it is not much help for anything. If you have boils, especially chronic, best see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been useing blue star for my ring worm but new ones are apprring. And one just appeared on my nipple is that bad?

Blue star?: It is spreading amd is time to see doc for possible oral antifungals. It may also may something other than ringworm. ...Read more

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Why do I always see blue dots/stars in my vision? What could be wrong?

Why do I always see blue dots/stars in my vision? What could be wrong?

Several things: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...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

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What is clobetasol ointment for?

What is clobetasol ointment for?

Corticosteroid: Topical I: Highest Potency used for steroid responsive dermatoses. Use under medical supervision. For example atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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How do I apply ichthammol ointment?

How do I apply ichthammol ointment?

AS DIRECTED: By the PRESCRIBER......... (check out package inserts as well)

Hope this is helpful



Dr Z ...Read more

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What's ichthammol ointment used for?

What's ichthammol ointment used for?

Ichthammol ointment: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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What does ichthammol ointment treat?

What does ichthammol ointment treat?

Eczema/ bacteria: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoidal ointment work on cut?

Can hemorrhoidal ointment work on cut?

No: Hemorrhoidal ointment is used to relieve the symptoms caused by the hemorrhoid. If medication is to be applied to a cut one utilizes an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection from developing or if healing has started then A&D ointment to help the haling process ...Read more

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What are topical pain relief ointments?

What are topical pain relief ointments?

Too many: To list. There are many otc topicals out there. Several prescription meds have nsaids and anesthetics in them. There are also compounds that can be ordered that have several different meds combined. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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What is the use of ichthammol ointment?

What is the use of ichthammol ointment?

ICHTHAMMOL OINTMENT: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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What is xenaderm ointment usually used for?

What is xenaderm ointment usually used for?

Used for: This is used to treat wounds however a patient can become allergic to the ingredients. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoidal ointment work on cut, what to do?

Hemorrhoidal ointment work on cut, what to do?

Not a good choice.: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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Which of the body is Dermovate ointment used on?

Which of the body is Dermovate ointment used on?

Dermovate: Clobetasol is a topical (skin-applied) corticosteroid medication used to treat skin conditions that have not responded well to other corticosteroids, including severe psoriasis and eczematous dermatitis. The scalp lotion and shampoo are used to treat psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis occurring on the scalp. Not to be used on face, groin, under arms, or under breasts. ...Read more

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What ointment provide a quick relief from jock itch?

What ointment provide a quick relief from jock itch?

Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole (the ingredient in lotrimin) is an anti-fungal medication used to treat jock itch. ...Read more

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What type of topical ointment is used to stop bleeding?

What type of topical ointment is used to stop bleeding?

I don't think: There's otc cream to stop bleeding. Applying pressure and ice packs should do the trick. Eating green leafy vegetables may help. If the bleeding is unusually prolonged, get checked for bleeding disorder. Stop taking Aspirin and nsaids. Take care! ...Read more

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Can you get chloramphenicol ointment only as perscription?

Can you get chloramphenicol ointment only as perscription?

Yes but why: There is a small but measurable risk of irreversible aplastic anemia from Chloramphenicol eye ointment and almost all conjunctivitis cases are not helped by any antibacterial rx. ...Read more

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Is there a cream or ointment that speeds up wound recovery?

Is there a cream or ointment that speeds up wound recovery?

YES: Traumeel homeoaapthic. Cream or gel for non-open wounds. This formula works very well for many conditions and contains homeopathics which speed recovery and limit pain response. ...Read more

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Can I use dovobet and emulsifying ointment BP at the same time?

Can I use dovobet and emulsifying ointment BP at the same time?

Skin treatment: Yes dovobet may be used for your psorasis and the emulsifying ointment will provide moisture for your skin. ...Read more