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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Bug Bite Meds

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Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

Can you get elimite (permethrin) over the counter?

OTC scabies meds: Elimite (permethrin) is available by Rx only. Here is an article for you, I hope it helps. Click on the link! http://stevecures.hubpages.com/hub/OverTheCounterScabiesTreatment ...Read more

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Can i buy permethrin over the counter?

Yes: Yes. For example, rid is available in the U.S. Without a prescription. ...Read more

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Infected insect bite on knee? Can a doctor prescribe something over the phone?

Infected insect bite on knee?  Can a doctor prescribe something over the phone?

Maybe? no!: That insect bite on the knee may actually ber a community acquired staph infection, whcih may complicate into an infected bursitis. Since clinical efficacy is measured by a decrease in swelling, erythema, pain, any ethical doctor would be appalled if the knee were not examined prior to prescribing an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Whats the cure for mosquito bite bumps all over the skin itchy?

Whats the cure for mosquito bite bumps all over the skin itchy?

Reduce Symptoms: No good "cure", but you can do a lot to reduce symptoms, generally with topical remedies. Start with Diphenhydramine cream or topical anesthetic "sticks". Better is prescription strength steroid cream. Some argue for topical raw (freshly sliced) onion! works for bee-stings too. For truly "all over" bites, consider an oral steroid, but this is a prescription you must get from your doctor. ...Read more

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Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Chloraseptic: If Severe seek medical attention for treatment. If mild without fever and chills or trouble swallowing consider Chloraseptic Spray! ...Read more

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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Unknown bug bites, please help? Which OTC gels or creams work best?

Unknown bug bites, please help?  Which OTC gels or creams work best?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hydrocortis: There are two things that you can put on bug bites that may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream always helps with the itching and then you can also use Hydrocortisone cream on the bite as that will reduce the inflammation as well. ...Read more

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Insect bites, not healing possibly bed bugs post trip to Nepal. Tried all medical/medication advice, have over 100 on my torso, not improving?

Insect bites, not healing possibly bed bugs post trip to Nepal. Tried all medical/medication advice, have over 100 on my torso, not improving?

Big bites: Bed bug bites are usually self limiting and heal on there own in healthy patients. Cortisone creams or antihistamines may help with the symptoms. It could also be an active scan i.e. Infestation and there are very good over the counter soaps that you can purchase. A quick internet search and visit to your local pharmacy should be enough to rid yourself of this problem. If not, see your primary doc ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine for jock itch?

What over the counter medicine for jock itch?

There R a few.SPRAYS: -opps hit the wrong key. sprats, ointments, creams. Tinactin (tolnaftate) is 1 that comes 2 mind. Just go 2 a pharmacy and look around if embarrassed, otherwise ask a worker where the athletes foot meds R. same thing, different area. not able 2 find a picture. ...Read more

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Over the counter meds for ear infection with protruded eardrum?

Over the counter meds for ear infection with protruded eardrum?

Med evaluation: If you have tissue protruding out of the external ear canal that warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I've applied the permethrin, but the itch is intolerable. Can I apply Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on top of this? Any oral histamine blockers? Zantac?

I've applied the permethrin, but the itch is intolerable. Can I apply Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on top of this? Any oral histamine blockers? Zantac?

Oral antihistamine: Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not recommended but oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be effective. Newer antihistamines like claritin, allegra and zyrtec are not likely to help in this case. ...Read more

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How to relieve bug bite on three yr old. Tried hydrocortisone, cool cloth, tylenol (acetaminophen). Son can't sleep because of it. Gets welts from bug bites.

How to relieve bug bite on three yr old. Tried hydrocortisone, cool cloth, tylenol (acetaminophen). Son can't sleep because of it. Gets welts from bug bites.

Antihistamines: in addition to what you have done, is it a mosquito bite or a bedbug, or was it a bee or ant sting, if getting this exaggerated reaction every time, or has other symptoms such shortness of breath or hives all over, better see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...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