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Can Calamine Lotion Be Used For Groin Heat Rash
Sarna: Over-the-counter anti-itch creams are everywhere and some are better than others. Sarna is topical pramoxine and can be quite helpful in alleviating itch. If the otc products don't help much, then prescription topical medications and oral medications can be very helpful to alleviate the itch. See your doctor if the otc products are not helping. ...Read more
Can advantan ointment be used for red rash under breasts(probably heat rash as it is not always itchy or spreading)-is it ok to use it on heat rash?
Possibly but: Since the problem is more likely from a fungal infection (monilial), a topical anti-fungal cream would work better although Advantan may mask the inflammation temporarily. Once the rash has cleared, consider applying anti-perspirant (unscented) under the breasts as a preventive measure. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Ein: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to see pain doc: There are some over the counter topical treatments like capsaicin, lidocaine, Benzocaine that can be helpful. It is best that you see a pain specialist to go over more options. The more aggressively your shingles are treated the less likely you will wind up with postherpetic neuralgia - an often unrelenting, painful condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid sun exposure: Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections. I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worthless: Oxistat is oxiconzaole. It's a fungicide, and a pretty good one, but it won't touch your acne. Further, your question says to me that you've not taking advantage of medications that do work. If your acne is severe, I'm going to assume that topical benzyl peroxide, retinoic acid and/or salicylic acid have failed. Get with your personal physician. If you're offered isotretinoin, be brave & do it. ...Read more
Red bumpy painful itchy rash in reaction to adhesive spray used for pt taping. Discontinue use or just treat rash after?
High Potency Steroid: Dermovate(clobetasole) is a high potency corticosteroid cream used for severe inflammatory conditions for short periods when milder steroid cream are nor effective.I dont know what you mean by allergic underarms.I will not advice you use such strong cream without knowing what you are using for.If you do have allergic rash try 1%Hydrocortisone cream available over the counter or consult your Doctor ...Read more
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