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Do cold sores always go throughout their 8-10 day stages, that is WITHOUT any medical treatment/ointments or medication?

Do cold sores always go throughout their 8-10 day stages, that is WITHOUT any medical treatment/ointments or medication?

Generally, yes: Herpes lesions should resolve on their own within several days in otherwise healthy people with normal immune systems. ...Read more

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I was at my doctor a month ago and was diagnosed with haemorrhoids. On Friday I returned as it seems that the prescribed ointment and medication did not work. He cut one f the haemorrhoids. However, today I still have severe pain right down to my leg?

I was at my doctor a month ago and was diagnosed with haemorrhoids. On Friday I returned as it seems that the prescribed ointment and medication did not work. He cut one f the haemorrhoids. However, today I still have severe pain right down to my leg?

Here are some...: It is unclear if severe leg pain is related to hemorrhoidectomy. But if bearable and getting better slowly but surely, wait and see. If unbearable with other systemic symptoms like fever/chill, seek evaluation by following the steps described in https://ebettercare.com/what-and-how-should-we-do-at-feeling-sick/. Thereby you can work well with doctors so to reach right diagnosis for right care.... ...Read more

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I have a lump on my buttock cheek.It is just a small one. Is it necessary to remove? Or what others treatment can i get(like ointment or medication)

I have a lump on my buttock cheek.It is just a small one. Is it necessary to remove? Or what others treatment can i get(like ointment or medication)

Lump: Any lump needs to be diagnosed so you will know what you are dealing with. After that, your doctor can help you determine if it needs to be removed or treated in another way. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Acne I have acne, mostly blackheads, and it resides on my nose and under my eyes. Is there any good acne medicine out there that could help this? Also, I have a few scars from acne, is there also any ointment or medication to help that?

Acne I have acne, mostly blackheads, and it resides on my nose and under my eyes. Is there any good acne medicine out there that could help this? Also, I have a few scars from acne, is there also any ointment or medication to help that?

Typically : Typically for blackheads, a retinoid medication is used (such as differin (adapalene) or retin-a). Read more about acne, including the treatment options and simple tips, on the link below. As for the scars, it depends on the depth and width of the scars. Options might include laser, chemical peels, or dermabrasion. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What causes stiff shoulder and if i leave it alone ie. Without medication, ointment and stretching exercises, how long will it take to heal completely?

What causes stiff shoulder and if i leave it alone ie. Without medication, ointment and stretching exercises, how long will it take to heal completely?

Depends: Usually takes 6 weeks for something to heal without help. But it depends what is wrong with your shoulder. Usually you need to do something to help it heal. Big joints require movement to be healthy so you at least need some corrective exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medications /ointments for chalazions? I really need help and warm compressors are not working for me.

Are there any over-the-counter medications /ointments for chalazions? I really need help and warm compressors are not working for me.

Doxycycline: Doxycycline can be used to thin out the oils in meibomian glands to facilitate drainage. Warm compress is still your best bet. If you warm a small potato in the microwave until warm and wrap it with a damp washcloth it will hold its heat much longer. ...Read more

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Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read more

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16mo old son has diarrhea 4 the last 2 days and has caused a terrible rash. Prev medication ointment not working. Aloe & vaseline & powder not fixing?

16mo old son has diarrhea 4 the last 2 days and has caused a terrible rash. Prev medication ointment not working. Aloe & vaseline & powder not fixing?

Zind oxide: Irritative rashes from diarrhea in toddlers ae amongst the most stubborn rashes to cure. Try and get some daily air into that area - let him run around diaperless outside - who cares if he poops or pees on the lawn? Then, a diaper cream that has zinc oxide may be more useful - some brand names: triple paste, butt paste, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) or generic zinc oxide. ...Read more

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How can you increas hair volume. Is there prescription creams, ointments, gells, or oral medications?

How can you increas hair volume.  Is there prescription creams, ointments, gells, or oral medications?

You can generate: substantial new hair growth by injecting PRP (platelet rich plasma) into the scalp in combination with nutrients to help hair grow. Also performed is microneedling of the scalp to produce a healing response. The PRP enhances blood flow and rejuvenates the tissues. See this video for an example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tso7dYZzcE ...Read more

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I have an underarm thick rush after shaving and that wont go away for 4 years, and even with the medication nystatin ointment it didn't help?

I have an underarm thick rush after shaving and that wont go away for 4 years, and even with the medication nystatin ointment it didn't help?

Rash: This is a long time to have a rash and you might want to have it evaluated by a dermatologist with biopsy to confirm if this is indeed the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause? I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.

Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause?  I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.

Need diagnosis : There are many causes of the changes in your palms and feet. Your dermatologist can help clarify what these causes are and direct appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Will latisse have interactions with other medications i take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Will latisse have interactions with other medications i take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Should : Should not have any adverse affect but may result in an even lower eye pressure. You may see if you eye doctor can switch you form the carbonic anydrase inhibitor to Lumigan eye drops which will help the glaucoma and your lashes at the same time (lumigan and Latisse (bimatoprost) are the same medicine). ...Read more

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What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?

What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?

Pill for eczema: There is no pill for eczema. Antihistamines are sometimes used for itch or swelling. Cortisone creams are the first line of defense for this condition. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from cold sores for years. Can you please prescribe me medication and or ointment to prevent them and also to help stop or shor?

I have been suffering from cold sores for years. Can you please prescribe me medication and or ointment  to prevent them and also to help stop or shor?

Depends: When you have an acute flare of a cold sore, you could complete a HealthTap Prime consultation with a doctor who could prescribe any of the oral prescription regimens, if he/she feels comfortable. If you are interested in long term suppressive therapy you'll be best served working with your primary care doctor, due to long term monitoring needs. ...Read more

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Got itching white patch(small) just below my testicles.any medication for it.i've used betaderm ointment.Is it a good practice or i should avoid.

Got itching white patch(small) just below my testicles.any medication for it.i've used betaderm ointment.Is it a good practice or i should avoid.

Antifungal: This is a warm moist area that increases the risk for minor skin fungal overgrowth, that becomes itchy and is often associated with white patches. Try hairdryer to area after shower, then apply antifungal powder or lotion. Nystatin, lotrimine are antifungals, available at most pharmacies over the counter. Be well. ...Read more

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What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

Allergic Reaction: You will have to use prescription topical medication like Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Oral Prednisone can also be helpful to help the swelling. See your local dermatologist for help with your skin condition. ...Read more