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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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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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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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What should I do about nightmares? Is there a medical or OTC treatment?

What should I do about nightmares?  Is there a medical or OTC treatment?

Yes: See a sleep specialist. Nightmares occur in rem sleep and can be suppressed by serotonin antidepressants. Night terrors occur in stage 4 sleep and are not recalled. They are better suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants or benzos. ...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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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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Is there OTC treatment for thrush?

Is there OTC treatment for thrush?

There are some: Rinse with 1 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of warm water. Also rinsing with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide can help. Mixing 1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup of warm water is an alternative as is a solution of baking soda. Acidophilus capsules can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. The best treatment, however, are the prescription meds that directly kill candida. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC treatment for peri oral dermatitis?

What's the best OTC treatment for peri oral dermatitis?

Aquaphor : It depends on what kind of dermatitis you have. Most of cases, it is due to the dryness. You can try otc aquaphor ointment first and hydrocortosone 1 % ointment when the dermatitis does not get better with aquaphore. ...Read more

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