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How to treat ringworm?

How to treat ringworm?

A couple of ways: If the ring worm is small and not on the scalp, topical terbenafine for 2 weeks or longer may be all that is needed. If the lesion is on the face or scalp and does ot respond to topical, then oral medications are indicated. One must treat these long enought to rid the skin of the fungus. Deep infections require oral and even IV therapy. If in doubt, get see by pcp or derm. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more


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How to treat ringworm?

How to treat ringworm?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Try Lamisil (terbinafine) over the counter twice a day for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How to treat onychomycosis?

How to treat onychomycosis?

Oral Antifungals: Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) or itraconazole, Fluconazole or ketoconazole are the best to treat fungus in the nails. Topical products do not penetrate deeply enough into the nail to kill the fungus, so are generally ineffective. However, using topical anti fungal medications after the nail fungus is clear is wise so as to minimize the risk of reinfection of the nail. ...Read more

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How to treat siriasis?

How to treat siriasis?

Psoriasis?: If you mean "psoriasis", it's often best ignored. I've had success with topical halogenated glucocorticoids such as triamcinolone. Dermatologists have big guns for this disease. ...Read more

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How to treat molluscum?

How to treat molluscum?

Actually: MCV (molluscum contagiosum virus) ia a poxvirus are hard to treat, as they tend to recur. Some docs will "freeze" with cryotherapy. Make sure you see someone who has experience treating skin lesions. ...Read more

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How to treat exanthem?

How to treat exanthem?

Many different types: An exanthem refers to any rash that occurs on the cutaneous surface (versus an enanthem, which occurs on mucosal surfaces). Since there are many different causes of exanthems, there are many different treatments. ...Read more

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How to treat eczema?

How to treat eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to treat eczema?

How to treat eczema?

HOW TO TREAT ECZEMA: THERE ARE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ECZEMA. WE WOULD NEED TO KNOW: HOW LONG WHERE IT IS LOCATED DOES IT ITCH HAS IT BEEN TREATED WITH ANYTHING ANYTHING YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO DO YOU HAVE CATS OR DOGS WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO WHAT KIND OF SOAP DO WASH WITH WHAT KIND OF WASHING DETERGENT DO YOU USE WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU HAVENT SEEN ONE, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ...Read more

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How to treat lichenification?

How to treat lichenification?

Try emollient: If the underlying cause for lichenification has abated, use of an emollient like Vaseline would help. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to treat piles?

How to treat piles?

Diet,local care: Most of the time pile or hemorrhoids could be treated with diet, stool softeners local care. If it fails needs intervention by varieties of surgical procedures. ...Read more

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How to treat piles?

How to treat piles?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods, try warm bath soaks. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How to treat chikungunya?

How to treat chikungunya?

Supportive care: There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease. Decrease the symptoms: Get plenty of rest Drink fluids to prevent dehydration Take medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain. ...Read more

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How to treat ezcema?

How to treat ezcema?

Eczema: Eczema is an allergy, caused by allergic chemicals that we breathe or eat, and is a skin form of asthma and sinusitis. It runs in families, and may begin in child hood. It causes terrible itching which causes the person to scratch and hurt their own skin. It is very hard to discover what you are allergic to, so you must use lotions to soften the skin and anti itch pills to stop you for rubbing. ...Read more

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How to treat balanitis?

How to treat balanitis?

Topicals +: Topical salves, antibiotics, or creams may be used, but sometimes we also need to take pills or do other procedures depending upon the circumstances. ...Read more

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How to treat scabies itching?

How to treat scabies itching?

Scabies: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Antihistamines can be used for itching. ...Read more

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How to treat echzema?

How to treat echzema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema is a general term for a diffuse rash with itching. It is an incessant itchy eruption that almost invariably begins in infancy, is inherited, is often accompanied in later years by hay fever or asthma. A dermatologist is the best doctor to consult for this. Soaps make it worse. Use cetaphil for washing body. All free & clear for laundry. ...Read more

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How to treat echzema?

How to treat echzema?

Depends: Depends on location and severity. For milder cases Hydrocortisone cream and syctera foam. For more extensive or severe cases prescription strength creams and possibly short course of internal drugs. Essential fatty acids such as flaxseed oil and identifying contributing contact or food allergies can be helpful. ...Read more

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How to treat trichomycosis pubis please ?

How to treat trichomycosis pubis please ?

Flagyl: Flagyl is the most common medication to treat trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

Acne tx: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more