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Calahist Clear Medication
Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hives on my face by using aveeno oatmeal and caladryl clear?
Unlikely: Hives are best treated by antihistamines taken by pill or liquid rather than topical (cream, ointment) treatment. Approved medications for treating hives are Zyrtec, Claritin and Allegra. They will provide relief without the usual side effect of drowsiness that comes with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If hives persists beyond 6 weeks, see an allergist as newly approved treatments are available. ...Read more
I have itches on my stomach, arm pit, and thoart. Small bumps appear and they itch like crazy. I have used caladryl clear and doesn't seem to work?
Allergic Reaction: You may be having an allergic reaction or angioedema / urticaria. Try OTC benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other anti histamines (H1 blockers). If no significant improvement, you will need more aggressive anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroids once your diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more
I have anal itching. Today I bought walgreens calahist medicated calamine lotion, but it says external use only. Can I use it on my anus?
FACE CLEAR: I don't know how long you have been on the medication that has cleared your face. Which medication? Why don't you check with the doctor that prescribed it? ...Read more
...: People diagnosed with chlamydia should not have sex for 7 days after single dose antibiotic treatment or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics to prevent spreading the infection to partners. All partners need to be tested and/or treated to prevent re-infection. Latex condoms can help reduce the risk of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more
I've had bad laryngitis for 2 weeks now and it isn't clearing up. What medication do you recommend for this?
Time to see ENT: You need to have your voice box looked at to best direct treatment. 2 weeks is enough to warrant an ENT evaluation. ...Read more
How long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has a out brake and I don't why is that?
Resistance &Exposure: Like any other viral (or bacterial) infection the host has to be susceptible to the infection and the exposure must occur in a place that harbors the infections (mucous membranes for example) Some people develop antibodies to certain infectious agents and therefore when exposed never contract it. Herpes lasts 7 to 14 days as a natural course. ...Read more
I've been taking Lexapro 10mg for about 4 weeks. How long after stopping the medication will it be cleared out of my system?
Lexapro: It will be completely clear after one week ...Read more
I have roundworm but cannot afford the $1200 medication to cure it. Is there anything that I can do to. Clear this up on my own?
Round worm: I have roundworm but cannot afford the $1200 medication to cure it. Is there anything that I can do to. Clear this up on my own? ANS: ask the Dr who made the DX. Not certain what is called roundworm down there. ...Read more
Medication: You should be on the appropriate medication. See your medical professional to evaluate and prescribe. ...Read more
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
Quite a while: Compared to many other infections these are a longer investment of time and effort. The germ has gone deep into the hair follicles and require oral medication to reach/eliminate. Difficult cases can take a month or more of medication for final cure. Topical medications can sometimes provide a cosmetic benefit at the level of exposed skin, but won't cure it alone. ...Read more
Is he medication (one time dosage) and shot supposed to clear my yest infection as well.? The medicine was for clamydia
How long after an intramuscular Kenalog injection until the medication and/or its effects are completely cleared from the body?
I took the pills to clear our chlymida after the 4 ft I threw up a little of the medication is that ok would it clear off still?
I have been taking medication for a UTI for over two weeks. The pain is a lot worse and it isn't clearing up. What could that mean?
How long do the effects of an intramuscular Kenalog injection typically last? How long before the medication is totally cleared from the body?
Urine suddenly completely clear last 5 days. Seems more frequent/more volume despite drinking less liquids than usual. Not taking any medications.
Why do you ask?: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that must be managed scientifically if you want results. Significant acne is a serious personal and professional liability because, frankly, it is a sign of poor self-care. Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with a prescription med from your physician, is far more effective than any home remedy. Stay smart and let us clear you. ...Read more
Whole body: When a systemic antibiotic changes the body's flora, the effects will be seen where bacteria are already a problem. When a systemic vitamin-a analogue makes the sebaceous glands regress, the effects will be seen where they are actually causing acne, but the rest of the skin will be affected and dry up as well. This is common to medications in general, even though they seem magic. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: Imagine that you are caught in a burning building. Would you ask the fire department, "how can you help me without spraying water? " don't let some aversion you have to scientific medicine cause yourself or a teen for whom you are responsible suffer unnecessarily from a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related, readily-manageable disease. Base your thinking on facts, not internet / pop lies. Cheers. ...Read more
Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess. ...Read more
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