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

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

Impetigo: Bacitracin, but don't try this alone for too long if you are not seeing improvements as impetigo often needs more potent therapies. ...Read more

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

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

Peroxide and bandage: If the wound is minor, clean the wound immediately with warm soapy water and peroxide. Apply a clean bandage and head to the er. If you have serious bleeding or a severe injury head straight to the er. Severe infections and other problems are not uncommon and are best evaluated asap. You will need antibiotics. Have someone call animal control to evaluate the animal which caused the injury. ...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 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 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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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my rash until I can see a doctor?

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

Maybe: A painful rash could be due to infection, allergy, insect sting or bite, trauma, burn, and many other possibilities including a reaction to creams, salves, or lotions that you may have already tried. What you need more than anything is an accurate diagnosis. Anything you try from the store will be a gamble and may delay your ultimate treatment. Please see you doctor! ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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

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

No: Not only is there nothing available, treatment of a tick bite requires rapid treatment to prevent complications. Go to a physician or urgent care center right now. ...Read more

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

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

Not really: If you truly have steatorrhea (fat malabsorption) the cause needs to be addressed. Pancreatic insufficiency or small intestinal diseases would be the most likely causes. Symptomatically you can avoid eating fat and this would help until you are evaluated. Steatorrhea is fairly uncommon and without seeing a doctor I am not sure how you could get this diagnosis. ...Read more

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

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

Other than pain meds: Other than pain medication such as ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) lozenges and gargles, there is no cure otc available. You need to determine if you have strep, requiring an antibiotic to prevent serious complications. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

Let me explian: Paresthesias of the hands and feet are common, transient symptoms of the related conditions of hyperventilation syndrome, often open mouth, and panic attacks.
Other common examples occur when sustained pressure has been applied over a nerve. Inhibiting/stimulating its function. Removing the pressure will typically result in gradual relief of these paresthesias. Use Motrin with food. ...Read more

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

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

Caution: Provided you do not have any other medical condition or drug allergy, anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin or Aleve may be helpful. For just pain control tylenol (acetaminophen) is your only choice. I would also recommend ice for decreasing the inflammation and you often will get the best results with the easiest treatment, ice! ...Read more

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

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

Many choices: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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

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

Ginger: The only thing over the counter that I know of that helps with nausea and vomiting is ginger.

Reflux medications also help if that is the cause of the nausea. ...Read more

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

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

Creams: Including Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams and steroid creams can help. I would avoid using steroid creams on the face for more than a week or two. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Bartholin's abscess or cyst until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Bartholin's abscess or cyst until I can see a doctor?

NO,NO: The treatment can depend on one or more of these factors: the size of the cyst, how painful it is, if it is infected, and the patient's age. In some cases, a small cyst can simply be observed over time to see if it grows. In other cases, the doctor can perform a minor procedure in the office, in which a small tube is inserted into the cyst]and inflated to keep it in place. ...Read more

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

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

Leg redness: Grocery store.... Depends, what is the cause of the leg redness.
And, that is the most important question "what is the cause"...
Leg redness can be a rash, or cellulitis (an infection, serious) or some other issue. I would say see your family doctor or a medical clinic and have them look at it. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for a cut on the ear until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for a cut on the ear until I can see a doctor?

Sure: Assuming you don't need stitches, clean it with soap and water and apply an antiseptic cream like neosporin or bacitracin. Band-aid therapy may be indicated. If the bleeding won't stop or the wound is gaping, you'd be better off having it looked at. ...Read more

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

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

Sure: If you can tolerate them, try Ibuprofen or naproxen. Also, some swelling is helped by soaking for 10-15 minutes in warm water with epsom salts. ...Read more

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

Yes: Use skin cleansers instead of soap for washing or bathing. You can get cetaphil moisturizing cream, cerave, eucerin and the like. You can apply otc steroid creams till you see your doctor, moderate to severe eczema needs a stronger steroid cream and close follow up. Be sure not to get infected. ...Read more

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

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

Barriers: Can try 50/50 milk of magnesia/diphenhydramine liquid- swish and spit 4-6x/day. Orabase can act as a bandage to cover the area. Tanac, and others can help numb and cover. Orabase sooth n seal avoid spicy foods, alcohol, extremes of temperature. ...Read more

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

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

Adenovirus: For most cold & flu viruses, the only real treatment is supporting your body while it fights the infection. Plenty of rest and fluids are the most important component of the treatment. You can also manage symptom with a fever reducer (acetaminophen — will also help with aches and headaches) and an analgesic spray for your throat.
Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it! ...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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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my obstructive sleep apnea until I can see a doctor?

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

Sleep apnea: 10-20 lbs weight loss can significantly reduce the obstruction. You could also quit alcoholic beverages. ...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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