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Help With A Small Rash On My Armpit Need An Otc Cream Or Something To Rid It
Underarm rash: Underarm rashes may be the result of an allergic reaction to a deodorant or antiperspirant. However, heat, fungal skin conditions as well as razor burn may be to blame too. A rash under the arm can be embarrassing as the urge to scratch may be over powering. You can try otc cortisone twice a day but if not improved see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a reaction by applying with hydrocortisone to a small rash and covering it with a band aid. Now it's a rectangle shape. What an I do to help it?
How can I shave my pubic without getting a rash or itch. Is there a cream i can rub on or something?
Had a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a cream to put up there. I'm also using vagisil to help with the itch. Vagisil is leaving like a burn??
What can be used to help with black pimple on gum i say a pimple or a dark little spot and it hurts a little. Can I use something over the counter?
Hurt yourself??: It sounds like you may have hurt yourself, either like when biting or brushing and it is healing. You could try an over the counter medicine that they sell for teething to see if it soothes but it should heal on its own. If not better in a week or do you should see the dentist, sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more
Got bumps on forehead. Worse with thick cream. Would derm be able to distinguish it from a mere cyst or something?
Bumps on forehead: Yes you should consult a dermatologist and he/she will be able to give you the right advice. ...Read more
I have a bacterial groin infection and nothing seems to be getting rid of it harp cortisol antibiotic cream an over it please can you help?
I have puss like bumps that grow on my feet, what could it be & what could I use to treat or cure? Can send a picture if needed.
May need antifungals: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. If a person has recurrent pimples on places where regular acne doesn't occur, he likely has infection in skin glands and/or hair follicles. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and make a diagnosis. The doctors can prescribe oral antibiotics, antifungals, or creams/ointments as needed. Sometimes, bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?
I have little pimple like things on my eyelids look kinda like skin tags is there like an over the counter cream or do I need to go see someone?
Eyelid: This is likely a hordeolum or a cholazion. These are types of infection to your eye lid. The first therapy is a warm moist compress. The primary problem is an infected duct to the lash or a gland called a meobian gland. If you do not get a response to this in a day or so get checked. You may need an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more
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
If my upper leg is itchy, how do I know if it is a fungus and should treat like that or a rash and treat with cortisone?
I have a tooth infection and need something for it what can I get over the counter to help with it?
Got a rash after using the intuition razor (the one with the soap already on there) could this be an allergic reaction or razor bumps. What can I do to get rid of them ?
Keep area clean: The reaction is most likely an irritant reaction from the razor. Depending on the area of the bumps, i would just try keeping the area clean with soap and water first. If it was bad and would not go away, you could try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. I would not use this treatment on the face or private areas. ...Read more
I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow. It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams. Possiblities?
Staph infection: At worst, if they are real red pustules, they could be a topical staph infection. If they are skin colored small bumps, and you have a few on the other arm in the same place, it's a genetic condition called "hyperkeratosis pilaris". Creams help temporarily but do not cure or remove it. You may need to have somebody look at it to tell the difference. ...Read more
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