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Natures Wash Medication
What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?
Medication could be worse than the problem: There are many psychotropic medications which could help with OCD. Unfortunately the side effects are numerous and it really depends on the patient. Perhaps you could try some relaxation therapy such as yoga or massage to help you overall relax. ...Read more
I have big swollen spots. About 1cm in diameter. Can I get medication to get rid of these? Or should I leave them and let nature take its course
Hard to tell: It is hard to tell what you are describing? Sounds like could be hives or bug bites? If itchy and raised off skin could be either. Hives can be caused by many things- viral infection, food allergy, medication allergy, insect sting, etc. Try an antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps ...Read more
Get an Rx instead: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more
Avoidance: First, get allergy testing done to know which allergens affect you most. Next, eliminate those allergens from your environment. Dust-proofing the home/office is not entirely achievable, but still helps with dust mite allergy. A pet allergy may cost you your pet! If you are allergic to mold, it must be eliminated from the home or office. The only other option is immunotherapy, or allergy shots. ...Read more
Depression: You really should get in to see your doctor and discuss your feelings and together decide what next should be done. ...Read more
What's the best medication for acne on the back? I would say that it is moderate. I use proactive wash but still tend to breakout.
Acne on back: Most often back acne requires oral medications particularly if it is moderate. Benzoyl peroxide cleansers help, as do antibiotic topical foams, but usually is not enough. Please see your dermatologist for proper treatment. Also, eliminating dairy and high sugar carbs from diet helps with acne control. ...Read more
My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?
Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasn't tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more
What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T. C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.
Prescription Rx: Acne on the trunk usually doesn't clear with any topical medication. You characterize it as severe, and your personal physician may either try a systemic antibiotic plus perhaps a topical retinoic acid derivative, or refer you for Isotretinoin treatment. The latter is not for the faint-hearted but is remarkably effective. ...Read more
My wife is diabetic, approaching 40, and on multiple medications from hypertension, cholesterol, and anxiety. We are often at odds on room temperature. I tend to be cold natured, but she we'll be burning up. She we'll often be the only one in a room fu
Agree to get along: Options: (1) defer to her temperature preferences; (2) take turns determining the temperature on a given day; (3) compromise somewhere in the middle. Whatever you do, don't let the temperature of the room interfere with your enjoyment of your relationship and what you're doing together, which is far more important. ...Read more
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can the brand nature made, iron supplements mess with birth control? On the back it says can mess with some medications.
I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?
Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...Read more
I get headaches every day and sometimes they can get pretty bad, what can help me? I've tried a cold wash cloth, tapping points, deap breathing, asprin, and other medications that claim to take away my headache
Hello. : Hello. There a variety of types of headaches and differing treatments. If you have not had your headaches assessed by a neurologist, i strongly recommend it. Especially since they are chronic, frequent and sever. The neurologist should be able to make specific recommendations. You could also ask the neurologist about medical acupuncture depending on the source of the headaches. ...Read more
Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms. Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more
My astringent active ingred. Is2.0% salicylic acid (acne medication) and my face wash is 0.25% triclosan (aniseptic) is that ok to use while pregnant?
How can I get rid of the small pimples on my forehead? I wash my face, exfoliate now and then, and use acne medication.
Many options: Acne during teen and young adult years is not uncommon. Usually when you reach young adult years the acne calms down. Remember washing your face daily is very important. If you can afford an over the counter acne soap that may be helpful. Also, around the house items include diluted Apple Cider Vinegar as well as Egg Whites. ...Read more
Could nausea be caused by an increase in Nature-Thyroid medication? Other symptoms include bloating, constipation/diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizzines
Sure!: Never talk non-prescription thyroid meds. Get checked to see exactly how much you need and so take only as much as necessary. The prescription form of thyroid replacement is probably cheaper than the over the counter form. The FDA does not monitor over the counter meds very well, who know what you are doing to yourself! See a doc. Well worth it! ...Read more
I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication Amtriptyline has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. Ive used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!
Cracks/blisters: Make sure you haven't got into the habit of constantly licking your lips. Sometimes things as simple as petroleum jelly applied to the corner of your lips works. If necessary see your own dentist for an evaluation and treatment. He/she may refer you to your primary care physician or a dermatologist if cause is not readily apparent. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a yeast infection if you've had a vagina one, and may have touched your eyes without thinking to wash hands after applying medication? I can't decide if severe random allergies or eye infection. No puss. Just red and extremely itchy.
I have high cholesterol, I don't want to take drugs. Heard with diet plant sterols can help, like CholestOff by Nature Made. Are they safe?
LDL: Please go to framingham risk calculator (http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov) and calculate risk for having heart disease within next ten years. If risk is greater than 7.5% American expert panels recommend considering a statin medication. European experts do not consider statins until your risk is much higher — 20%. The other agents you are discussing do not have the same benefit as statins. ...Read more
Will any of the ingredients in Natures Measures weight loss pills cause a false positive on a drug sceen?
Weight loss pills:
The ingredients of Natures Measures should not cause you any problems.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I take nature made sleep aid and it is 100%drug free an i just found out im pregnant can I still take them?
Sleep & pregnancy:
Congratulations. I would show the product to your gynecologist so that she or he can check the ingredients. How about going super safe and working with your sleep hygiene.
Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals >>>. ...Read more
Well I live in india and i have bought nature essence aloevera gel,so can I keep it overnight on my face and wash it off in the morning?
Aloevera gel: It should be perfectly safe to leave Aloevera gel on your face overnight. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more