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Occasionally i get nervous, have anxiety and feel anxious. Any OTC treatments, etc that will help? I don't want go see dr for this.

Occasionally i get nervous, have anxiety and feel anxious. Any OTC treatments, etc that will help? I don't want go see dr for this.

Yes: You can use l-theanine. Other calming options are passionflower, kava ( not recommended due to liver toxicity), valerian root, and essential oils with lavender. If you use valerian root, be careful as it can be intoxicating in high doses as i found on a dive trip to fiji where the locals use it to induct you as an honorary member of their tribe. Don't confuse natural to mean weak or benign. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC treatments for giardia? Currently no insurance

Are there any OTC treatments for giardia? Currently no insurance

Nope: Sorry, none -- only prescription treatments. But you also need professional diagnosis; even with typical symptoms or risks, there are several other possible diagnoses. Low cost care may be available at a community or public health clinic; contact your local or state health dept for advice. They also may be able to help solve your insurance problem, e.g. via the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid. ...Read more

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Any effective OTC treatments for psoriasis?

Any effective OTC treatments for psoriasis?

Yes!: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face can wash with these. There is a product: "skin zinc, " also effective. Finally. Mild ultraviolet light-not to the point of burn, will also help. ...Read more

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What are the OTC treatments for richomycosis axillaris?

What are the OTC treatments for richomycosis axillaris?

Benzoyl peroxide: Trichomycosis axillaris can be treated by shaving the area of hair that is effected. Wash the area every day with soap and water & then apply benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Might there be any OTC treatments that help ease the symptoms of menopause?

Might there be any OTC treatments that help ease the symptoms of menopause?

Remedies: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>>. ...Read more

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What are the best fast acting treatments for constipation (natural or otc)?

What are the best fast acting treatments for constipation (natural or otc)?

Lot;, what's "best"?: Lots of laxatives work fast. What do you mean by "best"?Safe? Active? Occasional or more often use? Why are you constipated? Diet? Inactivity? Lack fluids? Meds? Disease? Stimulants, e.G senna, cascara, bisacodyl, aloe-work fast, crampy. Minerals/saline-magnesium in various forms, phosphate-work fast, can screw up chemistries enemas: (no soap suds) nonabsorbables e.g. Miralax, slower. ...Read more

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What are some OTC treatments for alpecia (small empty beard spots).?

What are some OTC treatments for alpecia (small empty beard spots).?

Alopecia areata: There aren't over the counter treatments for alopecia areata that are effective. You will just waste time trying a minimally effective treatment instead of jumping right on the condition with good treatment. The sooner you treat it the better chance of regrowth. See your dermatologist for effective therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC allergy treatments that would be effective?

Are there any OTC allergy treatments that would be effective?

Potentially: Depends on the symptoms that you are having. Zyrtec, Claritin and Allegra are all otc allergy medications that can help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more