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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.

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 more

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Is their medication or creams for black underarms?

Is their medication or creams for black underarms?

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

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How do topical medications work? Like pain-relieving patches and creams?

How do topical medications work? Like pain-relieving patches and creams?

Too big a question.: There are many hundreds of different types of topical medications. They all work through unique mechanisms. Pain relieving patches such as Lidocaine effect the local nerves whereas patches such as fentanyl affect receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can purchase over the counter for haemroids? Preferably oral medication to take with a cream.

Is there anything I can purchase over the counter for haemroids? Preferably oral medication to take with a cream.

Hemorrhoids: There are no oral treatments for hemorrhoids. Try to keep bowels soft with plenty of fluid and high fiber.
Creams are over the counter as well as available as suppositories. ...Read more

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What is the best oral medication for eczema? Creams aren't enough...

What is the best oral medication for eczema? Creams aren't enough...

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 more

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How long will a tick bite take to heal without medications or creams?

How long will a tick bite take to heal without medications or creams?

See below: As long as no infectious agent has been transmitted, the possible local reaction that can occur with any insect bite usually improves after 72 hours. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?

What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?

Pill for eczema: There is no pill for eczema. Antihistamines are sometimes used for itch or swelling. Cortisone creams are the first line of defense for this condition. ...Read more

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I have eczema and was prescribed medication and cream can you recommend any thing else to me such as food or other medication?

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

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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?

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 more

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Any creams or medication for tiny red dots on tongue?

Any creams or medication for tiny red dots on tongue?

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 more

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Is HPV curable? Isn't there any kind of medication or cream to make HPV go away? Can it be cured for good? .

Is HPV curable? Isn't there any kind of medication or cream to make HPV go away? Can it be cured for good? .

HPV: Hpv can be treated but not cured. You should not use over the counter medications to treat hpv warts. Your physician can apply a chemical in the officer setting. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Medication toner and betamethasome and gentamycin cream are good for face? What should apply first of these med?

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 more

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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?

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?

Dry Redness: It is difficult to determine the cause of the redness. It can be from a number of conditions or even possibly due to a cold sore. I suggest you have your physician examine you to determine how to properly treat your condition. ...Read more

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Jock itch medication I have had jock itch for a few weeks, and have been using an OTC cream. How long should it take to resolve before I go to a dermatologist?

Jock itch medication I have had jock itch for a few weeks, and have been using an OTC cream. How long should it take to resolve before I go to a dermatologist?

2 weeks: Lotrimin over the counter does not always work for jock itch anymore. Often prescription antifungal creams such as Naftin (naftifine) Cream are needed. See a physician if you do not see improvement within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have stubborn body acne. Any strong medication/creams you would suggest? Thanks

I have stubborn body acne. Any strong medication/creams you would suggest? Thanks

Acne: Start with a visit with your doctor or a dermatologist who can recommend a complete skin care regimen. If acne is "stubborn", may need prescription strength medications. ...Read more

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How can you increas hair volume. Is there prescription creams, ointments, gells, or oral medications?

How can you increas hair volume. Is there prescription creams, ointments, gells, or oral medications?

You can generate: Substantial new hair growth by injecting PRP (platelet rich plasma) into the scalp in combination with nutrients to help hair grow. Also performed is microneedling of the scalp to produce a healing response. The PRP enhances blood flow and rejuvenates the tissues.

See this video for an example.

https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=5tso7dYZzcE ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to prevent acne besides taking medications or using creams?

Can there be anyway to prevent acne besides taking medications or using creams?

No: Acne is a serious, chronic disease. Unlike many other common diseases, lifestyle considerations have little impact for better or worse. The internet is full of crazy suggestions -- sleeping with your face smeared with honey is typical; perhaps the author was a prankster. You'll be disappointed. Be glad that effective treatment exists. ...Read more

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Are there any medications/ creams that are proven to help reduce cellulite on legs?

Are there any medications/ creams that are proven to help reduce cellulite on legs?

No: The answer is no. Nothing topical is of any help. There are various surgical and less invasive light based treatments that may provide some help. Overall however, the condition is very common and very challenging to treat successfully....Thus the myriad of "miracle" creams and other "cures" touted. ...Read more

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Can u pls. Suggest a medication cream to remove a scar. Is laser effective?

Can u pls. Suggest a medication cream to remove a scar. Is laser effective?

Creams: Are generally a waste of money. Ixto fractional ablation laser is a very effective means for most scar reduction. You need a consult with a professional who uses this laser to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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I am about to move to Australia for at least a year and would like to take the max supply of my medications with me, symbicort, methotrexate, eczma creams?

I am about to move to Australia for at least a year and would like to take the max supply of my medications with me, symbicort, methotrexate, eczma creams?

So what's the???: You have an interesting plan. Australia does have physicians and it's own system of laws concerning importation of pharmaceuticals. You need to address your questions to the medical department of your embassy to seek guidelines for what you can or cannot bring with you and find out how to access care while you live there. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a break out from being exposed to the sun while using acne medications/creams?

What to do if I have a break out from being exposed to the sun while using acne medications/creams?

Acne out break: We cant give medical advice to a young minor. We don't know your age, gender, medical condition, skin type, extent of acne, type of acne, what medications are being used, etc. Its not magic, its medicine. We can only provide a meaningful response when you provide meaningful information. ...Read more

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I need a medication name for few or mild acne like a cream or something by the way my skin is sensitive and oily..

I need a medication name for few or mild acne like a cream or something by the way my skin is sensitive and oily..

Meds for mild acne: A good place to start with mild acne is to use a benzoyl peroxide wash, the lowest strength available over the counter. If a person has sensitive skin, the wash should be used only twice a week initially and gradually increased to every day. Benzoyl peroxide helps treat the acne and decrease facial oiliness. ...Read more

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24 and never have had pimples and now I am getting them, I have used medications oral and creams nothing is working help?

24 and never have had pimples and now I am getting them, I have used medications oral and creams nothing is working help?

Get seen: As a young woman, your hormonal milieu may change to produce acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get seen by your physician to be sure it is acne and to get you the prescription-strength rx that you deserve. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection, treated it took medication, cream, etc. And I still feel like I have it? How would I know if its really gone.?

Had a yeast infection, treated it took medication, cream, etc. And I still feel like I have it? How would I know if its really gone.?

See your doctor: If you feel like you still have the yeast infection, see your doctor. They can do a vaginal exam to confirm, and prescribe different yeast medicine if indicated. Hope this helps! ...Read more