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What kind of antibiotic can I get to treat tooth infection over the counter?

What kind of antibiotic can I get to treat tooth infection over the counter?

Script: You need a prescription for an antibiotic. FYI, antibiotics do not correct dental problems. Please call a dentist. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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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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How can I get rid of a yeast infection at home without medications or Monistat meds.?

How can I get rid of a yeast infection at home without medications or Monistat meds.?

Preventing yeast: First, have a doctor confirm the diagnosis; other things can cause similar symptoms. Second, if there is an underlying condition causing yeast infections, take care of that (e.g. good control of diabetes, stop antibiotics). Otherwise, you'll need medication. There are several options other than miconazole (Monistat). Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Wat is a good way to get rid of a yeast infection not responding to over-the-counter treatments or diflucan (fluconazole)?

May not be yeast: Vaginal infections that don't respond to the over-the-counter creams and Fluconazole may not be yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections may cause similar symptoms. You should have a pelvic exam to look for those things. If it is yeast, you may need a longer course of medicine. You may also need to help "good bacteria" grow by taking probiotics or cultured yogurt. ...Read more

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What over the counter meds can get rid of ear infection and swollen glands?

What over the counter meds can get rid of ear infection and swollen glands?

Depends: There are a few middle ear infections that are triggered by viruses and heal on their own within a few days.Simple pain control is all that would be a benefit. However, true pus generating middle ear infections are caused by bacteria & require antibiotics for cure. Untreated they can go on to cause complications including mastoid infections/hearing loss. Have it evaluated soon if not improved ...Read more

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Best and easiest way to get rid of a yeast infection? (with over-the-counter meds and home remedies)

Otc for candidiasis: Yeast infections are usually caused by an organism called candida. It causes vaginal itching and, usually, a white discharge. Over the counter medicines are available that are used vaginally. If it doesn't promptly clear up, or if this is a recurring issue, you need to be examined by your doctor and placed on a prescription medicine, which will generally promptly lear it up. ...Read more

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Can you use lotramin on the vagina to get rid of a rash/ yeast infection? can you also use apple cider vinegar to get rid of HPV warts?

Yes and No: The lotrimin (clotrimazole) is fine for the vaginal yeast infection apply daily for a week. But the HPV warts need to be treated by a physician, apple cider vinegar will not work! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can I get antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis over the counter?

Can I get antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis over the counter?

Not in the USA: Antibiotic eye drops can only be obtained by a perscription from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection of the skin. Is there anything OTC I can get to get rid of it ?

I have a yeast infection of the skin. Is there anything OTC I can get to get rid of it ?

Yes: Keep the area clean and dry and you could try a cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole). If it does not help, you need to get in to see your physician for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of OTC medication can i take to cure a yeast infection?

Monistat/Vagisil/Azo: You may try any of the OTC remedies such as Vagisil, Monistat or Azo. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long should monistat 1 (tioconazole) take to get rid of the symptoms of a yeast infection?

Yeast: infection usually resolves in one to two weeks if there are no complicating factors. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a yeast infection without taking meds or using cream.

How do you get rid of a yeast infection without taking meds or using cream.

You don't. : Sorry, but this is an infection that does not respond to home remedies. The medications are readily available without prescription at the stores close to home. ...Read more

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Hello, well I tend to deal with yeast problems. Medications prescribed to be work, then the yeast comes back. Or it'll give me another infection like bacterial. It's a vicious cycle. How can I get rid of yeast, and this uncomfortable internal vaginal irri

Hello, well I tend to deal with yeast problems. Medications prescribed to be work, then the yeast comes back. Or it'll give me another infection like bacterial. It's a vicious cycle. How can I get rid of yeast, and this uncomfortable internal vaginal irri

Fluconazole?: It's difficult or impossible to eliminate yeast, which is normal in the intestines, genital tract, etc. The key is not to get rid of tt, but prevent overgrowth and symptoms. Ask your doc about oral fluconazole (Diflucan®)150 mg once a week, usually effective in preventing recurrent yeast. If the other problem is bacterial vaginosis, that also can often be prevented with MetroGel or boric acid. ...Read more

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Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Calamine lotion: No medicine will clear up shingles. However you can try to put some soothing cream on the area to keep it from being uncomfortable. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more