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Blue Star Ointment
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
Itchy Rash: You don't say where your rash is. Please explain more about your rash and we can help you. ...Read more
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 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Skin treatment: Yes dovobet may be used for your psorasis and the emulsifying ointment will provide moisture for your skin. ...Read more