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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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Treatments/ creams that I can buy over the counter for small cuts on 'perineum' the skin between vagina and anus?

Treatments/ creams that I can buy over the counter for small cuts on 'perineum' the skin between vagina and anus?

Consult Dr.Walgreens: Any over-the-counter antibacterial ointment or cream will do, in addition to meticulous personal hygiene and trying to avoid whatever caused those 'small cuts' in the first place. Plus a small piece of tissue to help minimize staining of underwear or clothing. If any serious swelling or pain develops get it seen by a doctor. Infections in that area can get out of hand (and out of groin). ...Read more

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What OTC treatment can I use for a fungal infection on my eyelid?

What OTC treatment can I use for a fungal infection on my eyelid?

Very Rare: Fungal infection of the lids are beyond rare! i strongly suggest seeing an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. There are no otc treatments applicable to lids! be careful... It is too close to the eye. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholecystitis mild symptoms?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholecystitis mild symptoms?

No good one: You're best option is to lose weight and avoid foods that are high in fat content. No dairy, nothing fried. If you still have symptoms, you may actually be beyond salvage and will only be remedied with surgery. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for wound infection?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for wound infection?

Need to see a doctor: You might need a prescription for an antibiotic. In addition to this, wound care with soap and water is important. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica?

No: Low dose steroids is the first line treatment. If steroids fail or cannot be tapered, other prescription medications may treat the condition. No otc treatments are effective. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scorpion sting?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scorpion sting?

Depends: If the sting is caused by a non-toxic scorpion, then pain meds and wound cleaning materials would be otc, otherwise no. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for alcohol dependence?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for alcohol dependence?

Treatment: You will be disappointed going to the drug store. You could buy some vitamins and try to stop. Most alcohol dependent people need a structured program, such as aa, or an inpatient treatment program were you can be treated with detox meds. Not all alcoholics need detox meds, all need support, education, vitamins, and do better with a structured program. ...Read more