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Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Can you go to the hospital to get a prescription and get medicine from the pharmacy at the age of 16?

Can you go to the hospital to get a prescription and get medicine from the pharmacy at the age of 16?

Maybe: The various states and territories have specific rules for how old you must be to obtain prescriptions. These can also differ if they involve possible sexually transmitted disease and or birth control. ( many allow these to be prescribed to minors without parental knowledge or consent. I would check the local rules.A public health center may provide you with the info. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my situational depression until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my situational depression until I can see a doctor?

Self help: You need to connect to others. Talk with family, friends and your minister or priest or help line. Maybe you can see a social worker, therapist or psychologist while waiting for your appt. This will be more useful than anything you get in a store. Your doctor can then evaluate you whether you need medications. ...Read more

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Are spray on tans that you can pick up in a can from local drug store safe?

Are spray on tans that you can pick up in a can from local drug store safe?

Perhaps: They probably are safer than a tanning bed which exposes you to the risk of developing skin cancer. I am not sure exactly what the ingredients are in tanning sprays. They may also contain carcinogens. Environmental working group: ewg.Com is a good site to check it out. ...Read more

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Can minors be tested for drugs at the doctors? Can they be watched while taking the test? Do they have to test you for physicals?

Can minors be tested for drugs at the doctors? Can they be watched while taking the test? Do they have to test you for physicals?

Yes: Physicians will order appropriate indicated tests, so drug tests are a possibility. Some physicals require it while other do not. Watching the test is not common, but testing techniques make altering the sample rather easy to detect. Concern for a drug test should not keep you from a doctor physical especially at your young age. Your drug use should be disclosed and discussed to ensure your health ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug test packets you can buy at walgreens, will they detect bleach or visine if either of these were added to it?

Can you tell me about drug test packets you can buy at walgreens, will they detect bleach or visine if either of these were added to it?

Not generally: the home products are for people to see if they (or family) members are using drugs and if it is showing up. They do not detect adulterants. However, the tests that employers and others use DO test for things like bleach and nitrates (visine) and they WILL be detected and result in failing the test. If you are talking about yourself, worry more about a potential drug problem than getting caught. ...Read more

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Can anyone just go to a local drug store and buy the morning-after pill?

Can anyone just go to a local drug store and buy the morning-after pill?

Over the counter : If you are over 18 it is available without a prescription. The morning after pill will give you irregular bleeding. Ideally it should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?

Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?

Depression: Best approach isto have parents take you to see a Mental Health Professional for proper diagnosis & treatment recommendations. There are many over the counter mood enhancers but all come with a price to pay, SIDE EFFECTS. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my hyperlipidemia until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my hyperlipidemia until I can see a doctor?

Hyperlipidemia: To answer your question we need to to know what are your levels and if you have other cardiovascular risk factors, like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and you weight and height andbmi.If you bont have any other conditions you can wait to see your doctor for advice and there is no urgency. Diet and exercise and eating low cholesterol diet you can do and omega three and flax seed can be bene. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies for urinary infection?and if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?

What are good home remedies for urinary infection?and if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?

No: You need a prescription to get antibiotics in the United States. Few home remedies are to drink enough water,wear cotton underwear and pants so your skin can breathe, urinate often and don,t hold your urine to prevent bacteria from multiplying,and drinking cranberry juice wont hurt except if you are allergic to this. If you think you have Urinary Tract Infection see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What medication can I use for ADHD that is available in local pharmacies?

What medication can I use for ADHD that is available in local pharmacies?

NOT CERTAIN: One should ask what kind of medication will actually work, and i know of no over the counter ones. However a doctor can prescribe appropriate medication and proper dosage: a pharmacy should be able to fill it. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

TO ER: Acetaminophen's largest side-effect is liver damage at high doses. Recently the recommendations have been lowered to 3000 mg/day from 4000. The danger level varies but is easily reached within the contents of a bottle. The liver failure can be rapid, fatal and permanent. Go! ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my cervicitis until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my cervicitis until I can see a doctor?

First, see a doctor: It may not be cervicitis, but a host of other conditions. See a gyn doctor first before trying "grocery or drug store" remedies. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my dehydration until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my dehydration until I can see a doctor?

Yes: I agree with dr fialkow. Important to determine and fix cause of dehydration. Oral hydration is as effective and safer than IV if you can keep fluids down. ...Read more

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Is nexlum better then what you can buy at the drug stores?

Is nexlum better then what you can buy at the drug stores?

It depends: Nexium (esomeprazole) has been market as better than Omeprazole (prilosec). Nexium (esomeprazole) is newer in the group and thought to be more effective. It depends on individuals. You can take either of one. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Yes: Find a glycemic index chart. Then try to eat all the foods that are the lowest on the glycemic index chart. This will help the Insulin resistance or where the Insulin isn't elevated drastically after eating simple sugars. ...Read more

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Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?

Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?

No Pharmacist needed: You can buy home pregnancy test kits without a prescription in many pharmacies & markets off the shelf. There are many good brands : first response, & EPT seem to be the brand leaders. Check the expiration date on the package! don't use a test kit after its expiration, as the chemicals in the kit may not work correctly record the results of the test so you can discuss them w/your dr. ...Read more

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