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Does ice cream help bronchitis?

Does ice cream help bronchitis?

No: Ice cream, although universally desired, has not been shown to provide definitive and reproducible benefit to bronchitis sufferers. On a related but somewhat different topic, although milk products have been implicated to worsen coughs, this is generally felt to be an old wive's tale. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Try: You can try it, but most topicals don't help and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax may work better. It does coat the area so you are less likely to touch/scratch it. All the best. ...Read more

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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Yes you can: Only if the other cream is antifungal cream as jock itch is caused by a fungal infection you can use cotizone cream to stop the itch as long as you use it with antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Does ice cream make acne worse?

Does ice cream make acne worse?

Maybe : Some studies have shown that high glycemic index foods (high in sugar) and excess dairy may increase the number of acne lesions in some patients. Try minimizing these foods for 6 weeks to see if it makes a difference in your case. ...Read more

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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

No: Heat rash, or miliaria, is due to blocked sweat ducts in the skin. The best treatment is to cool and fan the area to allow sweating to resume and unclog the ducts. ...Read more

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Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more

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Does lactaid before an ice cream snack prevent acne?

Does lactaid before an ice cream snack prevent acne?

No: Lactaid is a digestive enzyme used for people that are lactose intolerant to process the lactose found in dairy products. It has nothing to do with your skin. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to caine products. Do skin refrigerant sprays work?

I'm allergic to caine products. Do skin refrigerant sprays work?

Anesthetics: Some anesthetics do not cross react and can be safe to use, a topical application may not cause an allergy if you had reacted to an injection in the past. ...Read more

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How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask..!?

How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask..!?

Sunscreen Moisturize: The first way to soothe sensitive skin is to avoid hot water and detergent based facial soaps. Wash your face with a soap-free facial cleanser (cetaphil, dove for sensitive skin) and lukewarm water. Every morning, apply a facial moisturizer that contains a broad spectrum sunscreen containing zinc oxide (elta md facial, skinceuticals). ...Read more

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Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Yes: It will decrease the swelling and itching but you also need to use an antifungal. ...Read more