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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Herbal Medications (Definition)

Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability ...Read more


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I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication for treating it?

I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication for treating it?

Warm soaks: Hot compresses for 5-10 minutes, 3times a day will help treat. There are otc lid scrubs that will help clear the lashes of excess oils and lid debris that can block the oil glands. Antibiotics eye drops are not available without a prescription so an exam by an ophthalmologist is needed. ...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 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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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

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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 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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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 tonsillitis issue been using OTC medication but it does not help, should i consider removing them ?

I have tonsillitis issue been using OTC medication but it does not help, should i consider removing them ?

Can get an ENT exam: If a patient has tonsil symptoms, and actually has enlarged tonsils, painful tonsils, repeated tonsil stones, or other symptoms such as snoring, recurrent strep throat infections, etc..., she can see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat; Otolaryngologist) doctor for an exam and opinion. A few people do get tonsillectomies as adults, but tonsils usually shrink down as people age from childhood to adulthood. ...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'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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Is there and OTC medication i can use?

Is there and OTC medication i can use?

Cushion heel: Heel pain may be related to tendonitis, pressure sores and a number of other conditions. Please take ibuprofen and elevate your leg. Your shoes should fit well with a cushioned heel. Please see a physician if there are signs of infection. ...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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Hypertension Medication (Definition)

Meds which come in pill forms or transderm patches to lower blood pressure.There are different group of medications based on how they work like peropheral vasodilators beta blockers calcium channel blockers ace i nhibitiers angiotensin receptor ...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