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Can I use expired caladryl lotion (exp 9/2012)? Cant go shopping at this hour

Expired meds: It is not recommended to use anything past the expiration date. Some medications can be bad for you however most are just not as potent as unexpired. ...Read more

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How do I properly apply clindamyacin phosphate cream and adapalene gel at night?

How do I properly apply clindamyacin phosphate cream and adapalene gel at night?

Topical creams for: acne should be sparingly applied to your acne prone areas. Clindamycin cream would be more moisturizing than the adapalene gel, so I would use clinda in am and adapalene gel in pm. No problem with sun sensitivity so if you switch them, there really isn't a problem. ...Read more

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Is it okay if at night i apply differin (adapalene) then tretinoin cream then moisturizer?

Is it okay if at night i apply differin (adapalene) then tretinoin cream then moisturizer?

Depends: Both differin and retin a (tretinoin) act similarly. Both can be a bit irritating or drying. One or the other would probably adequate. Be sure to continue to moisturizer well and use a good sunscreen! ...Read more

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Can I use tretinion cream and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) topical gel at the same time at night?

Can I use tretinion cream and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) topical gel at the same time at night?

Not recommended: Tretinoin is a fairly unstable molecule and the benzoyl peroxide in BenzaClin has been shown to make the tretinoin less active. Also, tretinoin is inactivate by sunlight. Therefore, i always suggest you apply tretinoin at bedtime and the other acne meds in the am. However, differin and tazorac (tazarotene) (newer types of tretinoin) are not sensitive to sunlight and can be used at any time. ...Read more

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Can i use retin A (tretinoin) at night and Benzoyl peroxide at day?

Can i use retin A (tretinoin) at night and Benzoyl peroxide at day?

Good idea to alterna: Reduces incidence of side effects. You may have to spread out use even more depending on how your skin reacts. Redness, etc. ...Read more

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T3 mycin lotion,adaferin gel & azederm cream. Which is safe to use during pregnancy for acne?

T3 mycin lotion,adaferin gel & azederm cream. Which is safe to use during pregnancy for acne?

Acne cream : I think all are ok. I would double check with your OB they have certain likes and dislikes. I would stick with their program. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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1 year daughtr,diper rash,apply cream,get worse,apply olive oil,lil better,again cream get bad,now olive oil,remain same, that cream worked always but?

1 year daughtr,diper rash,apply cream,get worse,apply olive oil,lil better,again cream get bad,now olive oil,remain same, that cream worked always but?

Diaper rash: You don't say how long this is going on, or what cream you are using..but whenever you have a diaper rash that got better and then got worse or one that is lasting a long time, you need to think that it is yeast. Give your daughter's doctor a call in the morning. In the meantime, I'd stop putting stuff on it and just let things "air dry" for a while. ...Read more

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Can you put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream over top of nystop powder?

Can you put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream over top of nystop powder?

OK: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a barrier cream (zinc oxide) and Nystop is a anti-fungal powder. For anti-fungals to work they need to be placed on the skin directly --as you have done. The desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will just 'seal out moisture' --so not a bad idea. ...Read more

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I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?

I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn?  If not wants good to use?

Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is strong enough, or applying it often enough. Breakouts are usually from the vehicle. So choose a spray or thin lotion with a high spf (55 or higher) and apply it often while you are in the sun. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night ?

Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more

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Can you use lortrisne cream for itchy dry skin?

Can you use lortrisne cream for itchy dry skin?

Not ideal: Since this contains a cortisone plus an antifungal, it is not the best option for dry skin although the cortisone part may reduce the itching a little. The better solution for dry skin is applying moisturizer 2x daily with one of them ...Read more

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How can I stop snoring at night using OTC products?

How can I stop snoring at night using OTC products?

Hard to say: Avoid sleeping on your back, dont drink alcohol at night, avoid smoking, and lose weight -all of these can help decrease snoring. If you snore and stop breathing at night, you need to see sleep specialist to rule out sleep apnea. But otherwise people snore for multiple reasons (could be nose related vs palate vs tongue vs a combination of these) so there isnt one answer to your question. ...Read more

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Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

? Pin worm infection: Won't show on routine stools analysis, requires special testing, see your doctor for prescription medications and evaluation for a cause if not pinworm, best wishes ...Read more