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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Bug Bite Meds

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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Is there a particular over-the-counter ointment I should put on my 22 month old's bug bites?

Is there a particular over-the-counter ointment I should put on my 22 month old's bug bites?

Can try HC1%, Itch-X: For bug bites, a toddler can take over-the-counter oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine, which causes itching. Putting Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for 4-5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can add an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on the bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing large or are painful, a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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11month old seems a bit warm.Clammy hands but no fever seems fine just a bit tired with a light cough. Can i give her over-the-counter med? If needed

11month old seems a bit warm.Clammy hands but no fever seems fine just a bit tired with a light cough. Can i give her over-the-counter med? If needed

No meds: Since there is no fever higher than 103, no need for any medications. All cough medication sold otc for children should not be used until the child is at least 6 years old. But even then, it doesn't do anything, don't waste your money! ...Read more

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Whats an over-the-counter drug for chron's desease?

Whats an over-the-counter drug for chron's desease?

None available OTC: Currently there isn't any medicine specifically for crohn's disease is available otc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) etc..Can be used for mild pain etc..But nothing to treat the disease itself. You must see a doc, often gastroenterologist, to get these types of medications. It is difficult illness to treat, but can be controlled if relatively mild etc... Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What an over the counter drug that's like hydrochlorothiazode?

None: Since this kind of drug can have potentially serious side effects if not used properly, it will not likely be OTC now or ever. ...Read more

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So.is there any over the counter meds that will give an appetite?

So.is there any over the counter meds that will give an appetite?

New onset anorexia?: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is much more appropriate than delaying appropriate treatment with ?futile OTC agents. ...Read more