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Recommendations for over-the-counter medications for internal vaginal sores?

Recommendations for over-the-counter medications for internal vaginal sores?

Internal Vaginal sor: Why u r looking for over the counter medication, see u physician , discuss w him his finding than ask about the most suitable treatment. ...Read more

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Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? list medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis

What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria?
list medicine, dosage, etc 
5 mg Levocetrizine no effect
history: allergic rhinitis

Anthistamines: Antihistamines are main treatment for cholinergic urticaria, but sometimes must take more than normal dose. You can try twice daily dosing of cetrizine (10 mg twice a day) or twice daily dosing of fexofenadine (180 mg twice a day). If this regimen not working, I suggest seeing an allergist to further manage/evaluate. ...Read more

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Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Permethrin: I checked Drugs.Com and the only listed indication was as a scabicide for Sarcoptes scabiei. ...Read more

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Are any such medications considered first-line therapies for rls?

Are any such medications considered first-line therapies for rls?

Yes: There are several first options, ask your doctor which is better.We often use Mirapex and requip (ropinirole). ...Read more

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Is there any OTC medications for insomnia?

Is there any OTC medications for insomnia?

Some options: First off, try to find out the cause for the insomnia and treat it if possible. Best not to use any medications at all and treat the root of the problem. However, there are some otc options to help with sleep including: tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, Benadryl or other forms of antihistamines. Melatonin can also help resetting circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Is Xolair commonly used for chronic physical urticarias? Most antihistamines don't work for me. Symptoms still strong.

Is Xolair commonly used for chronic physical urticarias? Most antihistamines don't work for me. Symptoms still strong.

No: Xolair isn't commonly used for physical urticaria, waste of time and money, other drug and treatment options, than antihistamines or xolair, can be used. kindly see a dermatologist / allergist with experience in treating chronic urticaria, good luck ...Read more

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives: bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water. Stimulantsdulcolax. Lubricant enema. Stool softeners, make the stool softer. Osmotics mirlax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more

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Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Change medication : If medication is prescription there are other similar ones that could help that have fewer side effects. You may be allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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Which OTC medication are best for eczema rashes?

Which OTC medication are best for eczema rashes?

Eczema: The best moisturizers are in ointment form which is more effective than creams which are more effective than lotions.Having said that, try vaseline and/or aquaphor first. ...Read more

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What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

Softeners/laxatives: Stool softeners are i.e. Colace or pericolace. Laxatives are many: magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, senekot, dulcolax, enulose ( lactulose), miralax, (polyethylene glycol) exlax. In severe constipation fleet enemas or micro enemas or a full enema are considered. If there is an impaction or blockage at the rectum ( removal of stool) with a finger is indicated by a health care professional. Avoid mg or phos if ckd. ...Read more

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Which medications work best for narcolepsy?

Which medications work best for narcolepsy?

Two Meds: The two main medications used today to treat narcolepsy include xyrem (sodium oxybate) which is very helpful for treating cataplexy and excessive day time sleepiness and nuvigil/provigil which is used to promote wakefullness. The current "standard of care" is to give these medications together (xyrem at night and Nuvigil by day. Other medications are used but these are the current standard. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

It depends: On disease location and severity. Mild colitis responds well to mesalamine, while moderate to severe colitis, or Crohn's disease require either an immunomodulator like mercaptopurine or methotrexate, or a biologic medication like Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, or Entyvio. ...Read more

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What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include , Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Recommend taking: Chlamydia medications as directed. If you drink alcohol it should be minimal. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for taking renetedine for GERD symptoms for a long tine?

Are there  any side effects for taking renetedine for GERD symptoms for a long tine?

Ranitidine : Although it is possible for any drug to have side effects, ranitidine is one of the more safe drugs in use these days. Most people who require ranitidine long term for acid reflux do not suffer any adverse effects. If you notice any symptoms that you think may be due to your medication, you should contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Besides propanolo and cogentin, (benztropine) what other meds can be used for akathisia?

Besides propanolo and cogentin, (benztropine) what other meds can be used for akathisia?

Akathisia: For specific treatment advice, ask your neurologist or psychiatrist. Not much scientific evidence guides clinical judgment if Propranolol has failed; still, consider asking your doctor about other lipophilic beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, levetiracetam, valproic acid, or tricyclic antidepressants. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can allegra (fexofenadine) be used for anal itching?

Can allegra (fexofenadine) be used for anal itching?

See you doctor: See you doctor to see what is the cause of the anal symptoms and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Is there other medicine to try for RLS besides requip, (ropinirole) neurontin, and mirapex?

Is there other medicine to try for RLS besides requip, (ropinirole) neurontin, and mirapex?

Yes a few more: Classically, Clonazepam and l-dopa have been used. The newer Neupro (rotigotine) patch seems useful, and horizant, a extended release Gabapentin product may be tried. ...Read more