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What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Lanier
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Otc Medication (Definition)

Otc- stands for over the counter and simply means that it is available without a prescription. Some otc medications are restricted to pharmacist only, meaning that you may only purchase from a pharmacist, in order to get proper counselling and ...Read more


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What is a good OTC medication for psoriasis of fingernsils?

What is a good OTC medication for psoriasis of fingernsils?

See below: Fingernail psoriasis may be just the tip of the iceberg: psoriasis can attack bones/joints (psoriatic arthritis). Better to see a rheumatologist or dermatologist for good evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication for premature ejaculation problems?

What is the best OTC medication for premature ejaculation problems?

None: I have never seen any proof that any otc medication can reliably delay ejaculation (except for alcoholic beverages, but that is another topic). Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri medications work pretty well in small doses. ...Read more

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I have a cold and feel nauseous and seems like I’ll pass out or begin to lose balance. This is before I took OTC medication. Should I be worried?

I have a cold and feel nauseous and seems like I’ll pass out or begin to lose balance. This is before I took OTC medication. Should I be worried?

Nauseous and lighthe: Nauseous and lightheadedness usually means that you are dehydrated and need to drink more water. During 8 oz of water 7 to 8 times a day at the minimum. You may also want to take some Tylenol or Motrin and see how you feel. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I am on a regiment of Certizine and Fluticasonw for year round allergies which seems not to work. What OTC medication would be the next thing to try?

I am on a regiment of Certizine and Fluticasonw for year round allergies which seems not to work. What OTC medication would be the next thing to try?

Proper technique: Make sure that you are aiming your fluticasone spray towards the lateral sides of the nose and not into the septum or towards the center. If no improvement after 5-7 days, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?

I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?

See your doctor.: There are many possible causes of diarrhea, most of which are self-limited and resolve on their own in a week or two. Since yours has been going to longer, I think you should see your doctor to help sort out the problem. In the meantime, try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and drinking plenty of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for about a week and have been taking OTC medication but it doesn't seem to be helping much. I also seem to get them often please help?

I've had a cold for about a week and have been taking OTC medication but it doesn't seem to be helping much. I also seem to get them often please help?

Not a cold: Symptoms of allergies can often be mistaken with cold and flu. Generally, a cold that does not go away can be related to other underlying causes. Seasonal allergies are often one of the causes. Your doctor will be able to help you distinguish your symptoms to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could it be dangerous to take OTC medication?

Absolutely!: Many of the older otc meds were approved long before the current, more stringent, regulations. Even Aspirin has so many side effects and drug interactions that it would never be approved for otc use in this day and age. In particular, many herbal preparations contain plant proteins to which pollen-allergic people might react, and also contain potent medications that can interact with rx meds. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: OTC medication?

What is the definition or description of: OTC medication?

Over the counter: Otc- stands for over the counter and simply means that it is available without a prescription. Some otc medications are restricted to pharmacist only, meaning that you may only purchase from a pharmacist, in order to get proper counselling and supervision on proper use. ...Read more

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How to obtain an OTC medication i used in spain this year?

How to obtain an OTC medication i used in spain this year?

Investigate: Would likely need to know what the medication is before access issues can be explored. ...Read more

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What kind of OTC medication is equivalent meclizine?

What kind of OTC medication is equivalent meclizine?

None really but: Depends why you are taking it-- there are several otc for sea sickness .. But if for chronic dizziness or vertigo see your dr. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy or OTC medication for headache?

What is a good home remedy or OTC medication for headache?

Advil (ibuprofen): You can try to sleep it off. Sometimes people find eating protein alleviates migraine. Warm compresses or cold (whatever works). Massage, neck stretches (depending on where & what kind of headache). Caffeine (tea, soda, coffee). Advil, aleve (naproxen). Eccedrin in my opinion= most effective otc but also most total medicine (aspirin + Acetaminophen + caffeine). Assuming its safe for u to take nsaids. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top OTC medication for a head cold?

What do doctors think is the top OTC medication for a head cold?

Rest / fluids / rest: Despite years of research the best remedy for the common cold is rest and plenty of fluids. Your immune system should take care of the rest.

Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What OTC medication would help me feel better with my depression?

What OTC medication would help me feel better with my depression?

Evaluation first: Medication may or may not be what you need, so please get a psychiatric evaluation of yourself and your depression first. It's important to understand the issues contributing to your depression before dosing up with anything. Exercise and healthy whole-foods diet can do a lot; so can meaningful relationships. Otc, people try st. John's wort, sam-e, or rhodiola for mild to moderate symptoms. ...Read more

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Could OTC medication work to treat respiratory issues coming from cat urine?

Depends: Some otc medications could be helpful for allergy related symptoms, but you need to seek medical attention first to make sure you don't have an infection or other issues that may need different treatment. ...Read more

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I have hey fever and OTC medication is not helping anymore. I am taking flomist?

I have hey fever and OTC medication is not helping anymore. I am taking flomist?

Allergic Rhinitis : Suggest avoid trigger factors .
Use loratadine 10mg nocte.
Change flomist to Avamys or Omnair.
Do nasal saline rinses at night.
Can consider adding montelukast 10mg nocte.
If ISQ seek ENT appraisal. ...Read more

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History of family GERD, think I may have it what's the best OTC medication for it?

History of family GERD, think I may have it what's the best OTC medication for it?

GER medications: Commonly used OTC reflux medications include Zantac, Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole). At one time, these were all available by prescription only and should be effective for uncomplicated occassional heartburn. Some people find one more effective than the others, but this seems to be somewhat individualized. ...Read more

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I can not afford to see a doctor am on a high deductible do you have and other subjects as far a otc medication I could take for a couple of months un?

I can not afford to see a doctor am on a high deductible do you have and other subjects as far a otc medication I could take for a couple of months un?

Try private consult: A Healthtap doctor may be able to diagnose certain conditions through a private paid consult on this site, and may be able to prescribe certain medications for you. Or they can advise you about OTC options that may help. The price for a virtual consult is much lower than a typical clinic visit. Healthtap offers a variety of options for patients. ...Read more

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In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?

In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?

It depends: Medications for children is calculated based on weight. Your child's weight and the type and concentration of medications would be necessary information to accurately answer your question. ...Read more

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What OTC medication is out there for bad acne?

What OTC medication is out there for bad acne?

Don't waste money: There are a lot of otc acne treatments, and some even work (sometimes) on mild to moderate acne. But for severe acne, otc remedies are a waste of money. See a dermatologist and get proper treatment; in the long run it will be much cheaper and you will be much happier. ...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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Please help! what is the best OTC medication for trigger thumb?

Please help! what is the best OTC medication for trigger thumb?

None work: Pain meds and nsaids will not help. A local cortisone injection may work. If not, surgical release is needed. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication to prevent and treat migraine headache?

What is the best OTC medication to prevent and treat migraine headache?

NSAIDs: The use of NSAIDs to prevent migraine is usually recommended during those time periods in which a migraine is most likely to be triggered. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. Some patients who experience frequent severe headaches may require both abortive and prophylactic therapy. Hope it makes sense? ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Clotrimazole (Definition)

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Mycelex (Definition)

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