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How do I get rid of pink eye using home remedies or OTC meds?

How do I get rid of pink eye using home remedies or OTC meds?

Viral infection: Classic pink eye results from adenovirus or rhinovirus, and is self-limited. Should clear without treatment in 3 to 7 days. Antibiotic drops only help if bacterial component, usually accompanied by yellow mucus discharge. Itching and redness of viral conjunctivitis can be relieved with otc antihistamine-vasoconstrictor drops like naphcon a. If symptoms last longer than 5 days see eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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How do I get rid of pink eye using OTC meds?

How do I get rid of pink eye using OTC meds?

You cant: If it's viral (most are), nothing will alter its course. If its bacterial, antibiotic can shorten course by a few days. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of watery eyes with just OTC medications?

How do I get rid of watery eyes with just OTC medications?

Try others : Try zaditor (ketotifen) or naphcona. If they don't work , see your dr. There are several prescription eye drops to try ..Not all work for each person. Also use natural tears during the day. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose? Is their any topical medications or helpful home remedies?

How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose? Is their any topical medications or helpful home remedies?

Blackheads: Blackheads are a type of acne that is also known as open comedones.Suffering from severe acne breakouts that include open comedones. Tretinoin and tazarotene are derived from vitamin a and prevent the clogging of follicles. Stinging, redness and peeling are common side effects of vitamin a topical treatments. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ringworm using home remedies?

How do you get rid of ringworm using home remedies?

Home remedy: One home remedy for treating ringworm is to rub the affected area of skin with a slice of lime dipped in salt (over the pulpy portion). Rub in & follow by rinsing. I can not speak to effectiveness of this approach. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ringworms with just OTC creams?

How do you get rid of ringworms with just OTC creams?

Antifungal Creams: When fungus affects the skin of the body or the groin, many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks. Examples of such preparations include those that contain Clotrimazole (cruex cream, desenex cream, lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, lotion, and solution), Miconazole (monistat-derm cream), ketoconazole (nizoral cream), econazole (spectazole), Naftifine (naftin), and terbinafine (lamisil cream. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to get rid of acne?

What home remedies can I use to get rid of acne?

Milk of magnesium: Buy the regular strength. Spread over face with fingers or cotton ball or tissue. Let it dry and it creates a mask. It tempers the inflammation of acne. You can put it on in the morning, and once dry, apply make up over it. This is what movie stars do so make up has same appearance all day long. The mask absorbs all the face sweat under the filming lights. Also use at night before bed. ...Read more

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Home remedies i can use to get rid of upper lip shadow?

Home remedies i can use to get rid of upper lip shadow?

Lime juice: Lime and lemon juice. This helps to decrease the pigmentation effectively as lime has natural bleaching properties. It will also lighten any hair that may be causing the shadow. ...Read more

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What home products can I use to get rid of rosacea?

What home products can I use to get rid of rosacea?

Rosacea: It is form of adult acne so to speak with inflammatory lesions facial area and sometime eyelids. There is invading fungus m. Furfural. Irregardless safe remedy is compresses of epsom sally's twice day. Cerave facial wash safe. To ensure diagnosis consult physician. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my stye with home remedies?

Stye: Use an over-the-counter treatment. Try an ointment (such as stye), solution (such as bausch and lomb eye wash), or medicated pads (such as ocusoft lid scrub). ...Read more

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Tried medicine on and off but it wont help. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of acne and scars permanently or any home remedies?

Tried medicine on and off but it wont help. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of acne and scars permanently or any home remedies?

Isotretinoin: You've got scars, and you've had failures with other medications. You're a grown man now and your acne is a major personal and professional liability. Acne is not curable but needs to be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You are probably a candidate for isotretinoin; be brave, ignore the scare stuff online, and go for it. You'll need microsurgery / laser / fillers for the scars. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of belly ache using home remedies!?

How do I get rid of belly ache using home remedies!?

Antacids: Antacids, pepto bismol, and acid blockers such as Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec or paepcid may help.This answer assumes a one time situation. Repeat episodes need a doctor. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product i can use to do so?

I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product i can use to do so?

Bleach: The brown, but not the red, marks may respond to a hydroquinone bleach, but be careful and use sparingly. Preventing new lesions using scientific Rx is more important now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I got a food allergy and i was wondering what i can do to get rid of them like.Home remedies or other treatments like creams?

I got a food allergy and i was wondering what i can do to get rid of them like.Home remedies or other treatments like creams?

Food allergies: Food allergy is a sticky subject, with different doctors having different tests, giving you different opinions. There is no perfect test. But no, there are no creams or home remedies that I am aware of. The treatment is avoidance of the offending food, with injectable Epinephrine if you have a history of anaphylaxis after eating a particular food. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can I use to take it away? Or even home remedies?

Take what away?: What are you trying to take away? Please write back w/more specifics so that we can best address your concerns. Or arrange for a Virtual Consult w/any HealthTap doc. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of lice without using chemical treatment?

What can I do to get rid of lice without using chemical treatment?

Smother them!: There are not other proven therapies to kill lice and their eggs. However, certain home remedies are practical and often used by pediatricians. The best is smothering them, by coating the hair in a heavy layer of vegetable oil that is left on x 48 hours - cover with a shower cap. Also, always change clothing, linen and everything else in contact with infected head. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses? Do oral antibiotics help?

How do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses? Do oral antibiotics help?

Maybe: U r on d right track.Question is r u applying warm, wet compresses for 5-10 minutes 3-6 times a day!this usually helps d area heal faster, open up a blocked pore so that it can drain & start to heal. U can use otc bausch & lomb eye wash or medicated pads ocusoft lid scrub.Do not squeeze d stye or chalazion.Don't wear make up or contacts til it healed.If no better, u wl need prescriptiom eye ointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more