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Is there an estrogen spray or gel for hot flashes?

Is there an estrogen spray or gel for hot flashes?

Estrogen therapy: Topical Estrogens are a popular 'alternative' method of postmenopausal therapy for everyting from skin and vaginal dryness to vasomotor 'hot flashes' it's expensive, unregulated therapy usually compounded without quality controls. I'm unaware of sprays. I believe oral or skin patch e2 therapy works better than the compounded unstandardized products. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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When estrogen is deficient, hot flushes might occur. So why does using tamoxifen, which is an estrogen derivative, also lead to hot flushes?

When estrogen is deficient, hot flushes might occur. So why does using tamoxifen, which is an estrogen derivative, also lead to hot flushes?

Anti-estrogen: Although tamoxifen is chemically related to estrogen it is an anti-estrogen in most organs. That is it blocks the effect of estrogen except in the skeleton. Hot flashes are a common side effect. ...Read more

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If prometrium (micronized progesterone) alone isn't bringing relief of perimenopausal symptoms would adding estrogen help? Which is better, a cream or a pill?

If prometrium (micronized progesterone) alone isn't bringing relief of perimenopausal symptoms would adding estrogen help? Which is better, a cream or a pill?

Yes estrogen helps: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is primarily used in the perimenopause to protect the lining of the uterus from estrogen when women are taking estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estrogen has definitely been shown to help with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, etc. Personally, i like the patch the best. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks, good luck! ...Read more

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Is primrose an effective supplement for reducing hot flashes and ather menopausle symtops

Is primrose an effective supplement for reducing hot flashes and ather menopausle symtops

Not really: Evening primrose oil seems better suited for pms symptoms than for menopausal hot flashes. There are better alternatives for menopausal symptoms, such as black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://tinyurl.Com/m49nkes and sage (salvia officinalis): http://tinyurl.Com/lzjz8dn. ...Read more

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Is black cohosh a good remedy for hot flashes due to menopause? Any concerns? Does it increase weight?

Is black cohosh a good remedy for hot flashes due to menopause? Any concerns? Does it increase weight?

Debatable : Black cohosh is used by some to combat hot flashes and insomnia related to menopausal decline. It's mechanism of action is unknown. It was once thought that it had estrogenic effects, but that has since been shown not to be the case. Estrogenic effects could lead to weight gain, but since it doesn't act this way weight gain should not be an issue. ...Read more

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If Estroven better then I cool ? Which is more successful? And our herbal over-the-counter menopausal supplements better to try then a prescription for the patch for hot flashes? :-)

If Estroven  better then I cool ? Which is more successful? And our herbal over-the-counter menopausal supplements better to try then a prescription for the patch for hot flashes? :-)

No: Hormones are much more effective. You should schedule an appointment with a doctor that prescribes hormones to fully discuss the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Ask your pharmacist for a suggestion. ...Read more

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Is bioidentical progesterone topical cream for arms just as good as taking a 50 mg bioidentical capsule at night before bed for menopause hot flashes?

Is bioidentical progesterone topical cream for arms just as good as taking a 50 mg bioidentical capsule at night before bed for menopause hot flashes?

Neither: The term "bioidentical" is a marketing tool, used to make people believe that these products are somehow better or safer than other forms of hormones. There is no good evidence that this is true. Most topical creams are not regulated by the fda, and so their effectiveness is mostly unknown. Estrogen is the much more effective hormone for treating menopausal symptoms than progesterone. ...Read more

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Is estrogen the best form of hrt for hot flashes ?

Is estrogen the best form of hrt for hot flashes


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Hot flashes: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may have a good or less good effect on you. You must discuss this with your doctor! Hope all goes well. Please let me know. ...Read more

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Help please.Dermatologist wrote me Alcortin A 1-2-1 Gel for itching possible fungal/eczema. One month supply is $2547. Any other replacement for this?

Help please.Dermatologist wrote me Alcortin A  1-2-1 Gel for itching possible fungal/eczema. One month supply is $2547. Any other replacement for this?

Alternate available: Hydrocortisone 1%/iodoquinol 1% cream is available without aloe vera for 25-145 dollars US that should work as well for a 28g tube vs 2500 for 48g of Alcortin A.. You can always add aloe vera topically at the time of application. Alcortin A was judged possibly effective by the US FDA. ...Read more

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Is flex-i-cold safe? what is gel made of?? any chemical that may effect skin? or is same as ice inside bag?

Is flex-i-cold safe? what is gel made of?? any chemical that may effect skin? or is same as ice inside bag?

Very safe.: When applied directly after kept cold the gel will not come in contact with your skin. The gel itself is also non toxic. You can get the same relief by using ice in a bag. The nice benefit of the gel packs is that the gel allows you to mold to any contour and remain cold. ...Read more

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I prefer the most natural of hrt. I read estrasorb is a good cream. Would that be suitable to take with prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopause symptoms?

I prefer the most natural of hrt. I read estrasorb is a good cream. Would that be suitable to take with prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopause symptoms?

Yes: Yes, transdermal estrogen is very likely safer than taking estrogen by mouth. It's less likely to increase risk of blood clots and gallbladder disease. Transdermal estrogen along with natural Progesterone is my preferred way of treating women for menopausal symptoms if they need it. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Not dangerous: You can take both at the same time but the Progesterone cream will not help you with the hot flashes. Also the Progesterone only pills have some limitations/side effects. If there are no contraindication to take bcp that contain estrogen those birth control pills might be a better option. ...Read more

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Which is better the red ferrari, hot sex. Or euphoria for men?

Which is better the red ferrari, hot sex. Or euphoria for men?

Progression?: #1 or #2 can lead to #3. Remember, the same may apply for a woman. ...Read more

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Which type of shower is better for itches; hot or cold?

Which type of shower is better for itches; hot or cold?

That depends: Some people have hives when exposed to cold water and some develop hives when exposed to hot water. ...Read more

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Do you know which gel is better for treating pain: a diclofenac gel or an etofenamate gel?

Do you know which gel is better for treating pain: a diclofenac gel or an etofenamate gel?

No clear difference: There is really no clear difference. I would caution you that a recent study found no difference between these anti-inflammatory creams and placebo when used fro knee arthritis. ...Read more

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What is better for a cycle in make Arimidex or aromasin?

What is better for a cycle in make Arimidex or aromasin?

Both equal but: arimidex works faster and last longer 47 hrs vs 10 hrs] but be sure to check with oncoloogist for best advice and use only for reasons prescribed by a oncologist. read risk/side effects like bone loss ...Read more

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Is there an otc treatment/cream for keloids on ear piercings? Also will sea salt soaks help it go down? Or is my only option a steroid injection??

Is there an otc treatment/cream for keloids on ear piercings? Also will sea salt soaks help it go down? Or is my only option a steroid injection??

Yes: If it is small, you can use compression earrings which are clip-ons with a large surface area that exceeds the diameter of the keloid. Try to get the king that have silicone surfaces in contact with the skin. These are avail. online & used to be marketed as Glori earrings. Better, combine this treatment with excision by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.

In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.

HRT indications?: Hormone replacement therapy(hrt) is commonly advised for severe symptoms, especially hot flashes. Most other symptoms of estrogen deficiency can be managed with local applications of estrogen creams applied to the vaginal mucosa/ areas. Consult your gynecologist for further advice and proper management. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more