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Cold Cream Medication
Are cold sores different from genital herpes?Also, is there any medication that can supress it? I only use acyclovir cream when I have an outbreak.
Herpes: There are two herpes viruses. We now call them type one and type two. Cold sores, as you call them, are usually oral and herpes type one. That is at least 90% of the time to be true. But, herpes two, which is usually seen as 'genital' herpes, can be caught on the mouth as well and can also cause 'cold sores'. The best test is the blood test. There are three oral medications to treat and suppress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acanthosis nigricans: We don't typically medicate someone just for pigmentation or color. However, if you're referring to acanthosis nigricans (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/acanthosis-nigricans/ds00653) in which case we worry about (predisposition towards) diabetes & obesity. Go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Is there anything I can purchase over the counter for haemroids? Preferably oral medication to take with a cream.
Oral meds for eczema: If eczema is severe enough to require oral medications, immunosuppressive drugs like neoral, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and others can be used, but we try our best to make patients feel better without. Prednisone makes eczema better but it will flare again as soon as Prednisone is done. Keeping a person on Prednisone long term can have drastic consequences to his/her health. Many topical meds to help with eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut myself and I have a wound of 1 and a half inch what medications I can take or what cream I can put on the wound ?
What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?
I have eczema and was prescribed medication and cream can you recommend any thing else to me such as food or other medication?
Good skincare regime: A good skin care regimen so important for eczema. Moisturize with a gentle ointment or cream at least twice a day. Avoid all products with strong scents or dyes. Eczema in adults usually not linked to foods but always important to eat healthy diet, limit sugars, fat, alcohol and caffeine. ...Read more
Is their any pills or medication of any kind that can increase the size of your buttocks?Does buttocks enhancements cream work?
Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?
Yes, you can: You have a brand of tretinoin (Retin A). It will continue to be effective for many years. Even if it is a bit less potent it will work just as well. Different products are more stable or less with time. This is also dependent on the temperature at which they are kept. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tiny red spots anywhere on you body, including tongue, are usually tiny capillaries at the surface, but can also be indicative of moderate to severe problems. Please see your Dentist, and Oral Pathologist, or an Oral Surgeon for examination, differential diagnosis, and either treatment or observation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
P rosea : No treatment is required or recommendedGet a more detailed answer ›
Is HPV curable? Isn't there any kind of medication or cream to make HPV go away? Can it be cured for good?
What cream or medication can I give my daughter aged 1 year 10 months as she has white skin patches on her bottom?
Hard to say: White patches sometimes just represents healing skin with less pigment. It may need nothing at all but time for the skin to complete healing. If the area breaks out often a barrier material like zinc oxide or petroleum jelly may be protective. I would need to see it to know, which we cannot do on this forum. ...Read more
Hi doctors. Medication toner and betamethasome and gentamycin cream are good for face? What should apply first of these med?
What's it for?: This is the old-fashioned "valisone " cream for some of the eczema-type problems on the face. This is a prescription medication with very narrow indications. The Betamethasone can make infections worse; the gentamicin is worthless in the absence of infection. Unless you're doing this under the guidance of a physician who knows exactly what he/she is doing, put it away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been struggling with acne for so long and i've had several creams and medications but nothing works! :'( are there any other options for me?
When your options: Aren't working - dermatological consultation is a good way to go. ...Read more
My philtrum is a deep red, dry, and is usually painfully burning. I feel really embarrass when i out in public.. What medication or creams can I use?
What is a good medication or cream for jock itch? I have applied anti bacteria cream and even zincofax and the area is beginning to flake kinda scared
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