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Nizoral Is More Effective Or Ketomac
Scratch treatment: Most scratches don't require medication. If there is bleeding, your body will make a scab that will close the wound. It depends on what scratched you. Cat scratches, can be infectious. If your scratched area develops an infection, you need to have it checked. But if you must pick one or the other, pick antibiotic for most scratches. Unless it was poison ivy, then you have a 96% chance of allergy. ...Read more
Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless
Why not both: There is certainly no reason not to use both of them 1 in the morning and one in the night, unless you get to dry period start one first use it for 2 or 3 weeks and then if you have no problem you can start the other one every other night and if you tolerate it advance tonightly. ...Read more
Is there something better and more effective to take for constipation more than movicol powder for oral solution & duphalac? Thanks
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more
Options based on you: Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is a type of medication that helps kidneys get rid of salt water, a diuretic. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is often prescribed to patients with sulfa allergies and fluid retention or high blood pressure. The possible allergy to other medications is the most common reason to try this medication. If it is too expensive and you have not had a severe reaction to the other diuretics talk to your doctor about trying. ...Read more
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Does water based gel (without alcohol) harm hair? side effects? Is pomade safer?? which is better to use?
Depends on type: There are two basic types of acne; comedonal and inflammatory. Pimples that are small, with a center that is white or black, are called comedones. Dermatologists usually recommend medications like Retin-A for that type of acne. If the pimples are larger, red, and tender to touch, medication that helps get rid of bacteria on the skin, like benzoyl peroxide, work best. Using both helps mixed type. ...Read more
Depends...: Data on cure rates vary (42-84%). The "pro" of the gel is that it's topical. The "con" of the gel is that it's topical. So, it's case-by-case. Is a patient more comfortable swallowing a one-time, single-dose pill, or does she prefer (& will be reliable & successful) w/ repeated vaginal applications? I personally prefer blasting systemically w/ oral med: http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1285.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ketoconazole shampoo become less effective with consistent use over years? Currently very effective for sd on scalp.Does it also strip hair dye?
No: Will continue to be effective. Does not strip color. ...Read more
Systemic vs local Rx: Local vaginal treatment with gel or cream goes straight to the source of the infection and tends to be more effective. Oral agents have to make a circuitous trip through the G. I. tract to the infection and can wipe out the good digestive bacteria before it arrives at its' vaginal destination via the blood stream. ...Read more
Topical steroids: For localized psoriasis, dovonex (calcipotriene) alone is of limited value. It works much better when used along with prescription strength topical steroids. Also, Dovonex (calcipotriene) Cream is not as effective as the ointment, which is no longer available; however, calcitrene ointment and generic Calcipotriene Ointment are basically the same as dovonex (calcipotriene) ointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i condition after using neutrogena t/gel and is it a better product than Nizoral (ketoconazole) for scalp issues?
Your choice: Try all these, see which you prefer. Some people use different shampoos on different days. Conditioner rinse is fine if you like it. ...Read more
How effective is azelaic acid for treating pimples and white heads. More effective than tretinoin or less. Can they be used together in conjunction?
Depends: For most people with whiteheads and blackheads who don't respond to otc treatments, Retin-A (tretinoin) is an excellent first-line medicine. It will cause some drying and peeling (expected). Using it in conjunction with azalex may be a little too much drying. I'd discuss with your dermatologist what the best options would be for you in particular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any medicines available in tablet or liquid form for dandruff...No shampoo is much working...So trying medical way...
Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis is not usually treated with an internal medicine. Topically it can be treated with both an anti fungal shampoo such as ketoconazole and a topical steroid lotion. It could be treated with internal ketoconazole pills but these have potential side effects and .Liver function studies would need to be monitored with blood tests. ...Read more
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