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How to get rid of a boil with just OTC medicines?

How to get rid of a boil with just OTC medicines?

Boils: Apply warm compresses and soak the boil in warm water. This will decrease the pain and help draw the pus to the surface. Once the boil comes to a head, it will burst with repeated soakings. This usually occurs within 10 days of its appearance. You can make a warm compress by soaking a wash cloth in warm water and squeezing out the excess moisture. See your doctor if not improved. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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How do I get rid of natural freckles? Also is it good for your skin to use things like lemon juice to get rid of them.

How do I get rid of natural freckles? Also is it good for your skin to use things like lemon juice to get rid of them.

Sun precautions: Freckles are a localized increase in pigment in your melanocytes and cannot be permanently removed. Decreasing sun exposure and sun protectice clothing and sunblocks topically are best. They can be lightened by a number of topicals including azealic acid, retinoids, kojic acid and colloidal oatmeal. These topicals are mild and slow acting. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cold sore with no cream or meds?

What would you do to get rid of a cold sore with no cream or meds?

Time and lysine: Some believe lysine can help. Though prescription medications are far more effective. ...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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How do you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

How do you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

Meditation Technique: Daily meditation can help calm excitatory neuronal circuits-see www.Equisync.Com you can also learn a technique to directly relax muscles surrounding the head that become tense during a migraine. See a book entitled "practicing the power of now. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples with only having bar soap to get rid of it?

This won't happen: Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed but only with scientific rx. Even in our dysfunctional health care system, you should be able to get treated. If your parents are interfering, please talk with your school nurse. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a inflammed pimple with no head over night?

How to get rid of a inflammed pimple with no head over night?

Acne Cyst: The fastest way is with a cortisone injection of 2.5mg/cc into the acne lesion. Other treatments include oral antibiotics and topical acne medication like Minocin (minocycline) and epiduo. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

Can you get rid of a migraine with no medication?

Meditation: You can learn meditation techniques to help prevent headaches. For relief of an ongoing headache, focus your attention inward, progressively relax every part of the body, then do the same with your head. As always, headaches may be a sign of something serious so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What pill can you take OTC to get rid of acne that once needed a prescription for?

What pill can you take OTC to get rid of acne that  once needed a prescription for?

None: All the pills which are valid acne therapies are prescription in USA. OTC you can get benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. There are also low strength retinoic acid creams. There are numerous overpriced and aggressively promoted products of little or no real value. ...Read more

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I need help from a dermatologist. Is there any way to get rid of my acne and big pores? In medication or by surgery? Pls help

I need help from a dermatologist. Is there any way to get rid of my acne and big pores? In medication or by surgery? Pls help

ACNE AND BIG PORES: EVERY DERMATOLOGIST HAS HIS AND HER OWN WAY OF TREATING ACNE I BELIEVE THAT DIET IS VERY IMPORTANT. NO NUTS, NO PEANUT BUTTER, NO CHOCOLATE AND CUT DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS. MANY GOOD ACNE SOAPS ARE ON THE MARKET AND MANY BENZOYL PEROXIDE CREAMS AS WELL. AS FAR AS BIG PORES ARE CONCERNED: WE ARE ALL BORN WITH CERTAIN SIZE PORES. CANNOT CHANGE THIS. JUST GET RID OF YOUR MAGNIFYING MIRRORS! ...Read more

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I often get acne and only can get rid of it using antibiotics. But i don't want to juse antibiotics for the rest of my life. What is a natural cure?

I often get acne and only can get rid of it using antibiotics. But  i don't want to juse antibiotics for the rest of my life. What is a natural cure?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist that specializes in acne. Causes for acne can be complicated. Hormones, bacteria, etc can all come into play. A proper blood work up will be needed. Types of medications vary, depending on what the specialist fins after a thorough exam and workup. ...Read more

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I have complex migrains. I have tried all types on OTC meds to get rid of myigrains. What is a quick way to get rid of them.

I have complex migrains. I have tried all types on OTC meds to  get rid of myigrains. What is a quick way to get rid of them.

Suggest Neuro Eval: I would recommend a neurological evaluation as you mention you have complex migraines, and this should not be managed by otc medications. ...Read more

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I take a lot of medication to get rid of a migraine. I was wondering whether there's a way to get rid of a migraine without medication?

I take a lot of medication to get rid of a migraine. I was wondering whether there's a way to get rid of a migraine without medication?

Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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