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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for a small eyelid laceration?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for a small eyelid laceration?

Here's help: If the laceration is small (less than 1/2 inch) and if the eye is not involved or the lid margin, and you do not suspect infection, then you can treat it by cleaning it, and taping the edges together. If any of the above conditions are present you should see your ophthalmologist to prevent scarring and damage to the vision. ...Read more

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Eyelid Laceration (Definition)

Eyelid lacerations are described as traumatic ...Read more


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Is there a cream or some treatment for circles/bags underneath your eye?

Is there a cream or some treatment for circles/bags underneath your eye?

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Ringworm: Tinea corporis --ringworm of the body // capitis = head can be treated with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). It is necessary, to keep scalp clean, perhaps with an anti dandruff shampoo.Years ago tar shampoos helped this condition stress can make it worse.But please be checked for high blood sugar -diabetes mellitus, hot sweaty work environments contribute. Some pts skin seems to allow easier infection. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid ?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid ?

Warm compress: Warm compresses to the eye for 15 minutes several times per day is usually all that is required. If this does not drain spontaneously and cure in 2 weeks see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a red, painful eye resulting from an accident, a stick mistakenly hit the eye?

What is the best treatment for a red, painful eye resulting from an accident, a stick mistakenly hit the eye?

Corneal abrasion: Most likely the pain is due to a corneal abrasion, where there is a scratch on the cornea, the front surface of the eye. One also has to be concerned about a traumatic iritis, which is resultant inflammation inside the eye. Finally, there is the issue that the stick could have penetrated or perforated the cornea, which is an ophthalmic emergency. You should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?

Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?

Small ear keloid: A small keloid can be very effectively reduced with a dilute injection of appropriate steroid. It would be a first choice, unless a prior injection was unsuccessful. Often, the cause of these keloids can be the metal punch used to create the ear hole, The hole could be ragged, trap skin cells, or scar from poor care. It occurs in all skin types, but creams are not effective. ...Read more

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What is an effective home remedy for a stye in the eye?

What is an effective home remedy for a stye in the eye?

Heat: Apply a very warm soaked wash rag over the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time about 4-5 times per day. This will usually work. See you ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or there is much pain. ...Read more

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I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?

I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?

Treating conjunctivi: Conjunctivitis can be due to viral infection, in that case it will not produce much in the way of pus or sticky eyelids/eyelashes(this is a sign of bacterial infection). Bacterial infections can be treated with a triple antibiotic eye ointment which is available over ythe counter. Viral infections go away on their own, just wash your eyes with warm water or use saline drops several times/day ...Read more

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Is there permanent treatment for dermatitis and the scars left behind because of it? What is the cost?N which type of clinics should be considered?

Is there permanent treatment for dermatitis and the scars left behind because of it? What is the cost?N which type of clinics should be considered?

Dermatology evaluati: This type of problem needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist as different causes of dermatitis require different treatments. Unfortunately there is no simple answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for itchiness of the vagina and anus?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for itchiness of the vagina and anus?

May be yeast : The only way to know what this is is to be examined by your doctor. It may be a yeast infection. If an over the counter yeast medication solves the problem then most likely that's all it was. Other possibilities include lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus, allergic reactions and psoriasis. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?

What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?

Warm compresses: A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye. When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Not really: You could go to youtube and watch the various ways of treatment by use of heavy books, etc. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter treatment for a sort of skin ulcer?

What are the best over-the-counter treatment for a sort of skin ulcer?

Skin ulcer: We are unable to answer your question since there are many types of ulcerations that require different forms of treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Aloe and aspirin: As long as you can take aspirin, it is the best acute pain reliever for sunburn, along with a soothing gel like aloe vera. Sometimes your treatment may require oral and / or topical steroids. ...Read more

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What is the next cream to use for cracked, crusting eczema behind the ear of a second grader if hydrocortisone is not getting rid of it?

What is the next cream to use for cracked, crusting eczema behind the ear of a second grader if hydrocortisone is not getting rid of it?

Crusting eczema: The rash may be secondarily infected. You should see your childs doctor to have the crusts cultured in case systenuc antibiotic therapy is needed. If the rash will not clear up with hydrogen peroxide cleaning, topical antibiotic such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment and topical Hydrocortisone it should be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

What is a good treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

See an eye doctor!: They will see how deep and long/big it is, and treat it based on size and pain level too. The cornea is very sensitive to pain. They may use a contact lens bandage or an eye patch depending on what's needed, along with specific eye drops needed. ...Read more

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Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Yeast infection: If you have a fungal or yeast infection there are topical creams that can be used. If you have a sexually transmitted disease then you need to see a doctor and get prescription medications. ...Read more