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Cool Hot Gel Medication
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more
What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.
Varies: It depends upon what medication you are talking about. In general, however, the fastest absorption is the sublingual route, where the medication is placed under the tongue. Very few medications, however, are designed to be taken this way. Next fastest are usually the gel caps. Chewables actually have about the same absorption as solid pills. If wondering about a specific medication, ask pharmacist! ...Read more
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The crinone (progesterone gel) is absorbed throughout the day. This is why it is recommended to place the crinone (progesterone gel) in the morning so it can be absorbed through the day. It uses the warmth of the vaginal canal to assist in absorption.
If your worried about the left over residue it does not mean you didn't absorb the progesterone. ...Read more
Skin of penis worn and gel like fluids coming out through the affected skin. What kind of medication does it need?
Here are some ...: Which part of penile skin is oozing fluid? If so, seeking timely pro attention is needed before keeping on applying topical agents except the condition is strict-ed to long, tight foreskin, which in time requires circumcision as the long-term definite care. So, check it out and see how, what, & when to treat or to intervene. Best wish ... ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?
Yes: Yes, if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy, follow your doctor(s) advise. ...Read more
Had Bacterial Vaginosis, but it went away a few weeks ago with medication. I now think I have it again, shall I go to the doctors? Or purchase BV gel?
Not very effective: Recurrent BV is very common. Unfortunately, vaginal metronidazole (BV Gel, Metrogel, etc) rarely works. If that's what you were treated with last time, it may be why the problem came back. You should contact your doctor, who probably will want to examine you to confirm the diagnosis. Ask about treatment with metronidazole by mouth. Also, have STD testing if not yet done. BV can be a sign of STD. ...Read more
I am a 21-year-old girl & am having face acnes since the last 4 years. I have tried medications, face gels, treatments etc but they haven't gone. Advice?
A dermatologist : An evaluation and follow-up by a skin doctor and regular facials. ...Read more
Two days after finishing metronidazole gel and I got a positive pregnant test? Am i or is it the medication?
Which medication should I apply first after washing my face? Salicylic acid lotion or clindamycin gel? Was wondering which item to let it rest first?
Gel first: Apply the gel first and let it dry, then apply the lotion. ...Read more
Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?
Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?
Unblock nose: Dry mouth usually occurs from a blocked turbinate, or sinusitis that then forces a person to become a mouth breather. So the most important thing is to decongest the nose, allow for proper air passage, so that the mouth is closed to prevent evaporation of saliva. Potential problems with dry mouth is reduced saliva, which can lead to increased cavities. Treat the cause first. See your doctor for an ENT consult. ...Read more
I have had a stye since Halloween and i have gone to the doctors twice and got gel medication and eye drops and neither worked?
Needs drainage: Most primary care doctors don't drain styes (I do if they can be drained easily). Usually an eye doc can take care of them (but they make you wait 3 weeks total time in most cases). If the stye comes back or worsens it could be something else more dangerous, or just a stye again. Best of luck ...Read more
Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?
Likely Yes: If you did not notice large pill fragments in your vomit, then 1 hour likely was enough time to absorb much of your pills. I hope you feel better! ...Read more
I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?
What are you saying?: What is your question? Are you asking or stating that you are allergic to it? If you are, don't use it. If you are not, use it. If you are uncertain, speak with your doctor. ...Read more
How much can really be absorbed into the blood stream when medication in form of GEL are apply to the skin . Naproxen or Diclofenac among others?
I had seminal fluid in my vagina the night I started my internal gel medication for bv. Would this affect treatment? I didn't have sex while treating.
Vaginal environs: Nope. Most likely not. Treatment should work fine. ...Read more
Is Benzoyl peroxide 5% / clindamycin 1% gel available over the counter or is it a prescription only medication?
Hi, can metronidazole gel .75% cause false pregnancy test. I finished my medication nd got 3 positives am i pregnant?
Am not aware of that: Please see your ob-gyn for a blood test to confirm or refute. ...Read more
Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne? Just wondering, thanks.?
Acne: There are many topical meds for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is one of the combination products containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It works well for mild-moderate acne with inflammatory (red) lesions. There are others as well in addition to oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
Andro gel-was told if T is low it's safe and people having trouble with side effects are those whose levels are normal and using the drug?
Used only if: You have low T. If it is normal you do not need it. Does lower good cholesterol and raise triglycerides and new studies have shown an increased cardiovascular risk if you take it. ...Read more
Estrogen therapy: Topical Estrogens are a popular 'alternative' method of postmenopausal therapy for everyting from skin and vaginal dryness to vasomotor 'hot flashes' it's expensive, unregulated therapy usually compounded without quality controls. I'm unaware of sprays. I believe oral or skin patch e2 therapy works better than the compounded unstandardized products. ...Read more
Might sting: Probably safe, however would be best to use inert shaving cream or foam. Alternative is not to shave genitalia. Seems to be a current fad for med to shave their pubic area & genitalia. If fact looks a little odd when hairy males shave from above pubis down to upper thigh resulting in naked area between hairy areas. Daily shower should keep U more than clean enough. ...Read more
I have a cold sensation that feels "inside" my forehead. It's as if I lathered a cooling gel on my forehead; but I did not.?
Sinus congestion: The nerves that run to your forehead come from the top of your eyes. One mechanism could be congestion of the sinuses causing pressure on the nerves. ...Read more