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Over the counter for a eye sty?

Over the counter for a eye sty?

Local heat: If you detect a stye beginning (red lid margin, white dot on the margin, local tenderness, diffuse swelling of the lid), then the best thing is heat. Put a wash cloth under the warm (not hot) water tap and apply to the eye for 4 minutes 5 times per day. This will usually get rid of it. Topical ointments and drops usually do not help even if labeled for stye. ...Read more

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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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Is there an over the counter medication for a stubborn stye. Had this for many months now without much change. If not what doctor should I see?

Is there an over the counter medication for a stubborn stye. Had this for many months now without much change. If not what doctor should I see?

Not really: When warm compresses & cleaning the lash line have not helped in weeks, sometimes the only good option is having it opened & drained by an eye surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid?

Warm compress: Warm compresses to the eye for 15 minutes several times per day is usually all that is required. If this does not drain spontaneously and cure in 2 weeks see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a stye in my eye and its swollen what can I take to relieve the swelling its been two days? Is there anything over the counter?

Compresses: I would try very warm moist compresses (as warm as you can tolerate) for 15 minutes every few hours. That can help "draw out" the infection and swelling. Do not squeeze it or try to drain it yourself. If you've had it more than a few days or it's causing discomfort or vision problems, see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointment. Ask a pharmacist for otc treatments. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my eyelid. It doesn't look like a sty it looks like an eczema bump. I had this b4 &my doctor gave me a steroid cream what do I have?

I have a bump on my eyelid. It doesn't look like a sty it looks like an eczema bump. I had this b4 &my doctor gave me a steroid cream what do I have?

Chalazion: This still may be a different type of stopped up oil gland. Try warm soaks 2-3 times of day--if no change, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can you put on a stye that is killing you when you already tried stye cream? Any home remedies?

What can you put on a stye that is killing you when you already tried stye cream? Any home remedies?

When to get checked: The home remedies, shower, wash hands frequently, don't rub your eye and creams can resolve most stye. However, if you remain with a stye, if it is not getting better, then go see your local ophthalmologist who can treat you. Best to avoid a more serious problem. Be well. ...Read more

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Okay so I have this stye for about 20-30 days now and I tried everything thing but I wanted to know is there any stye creams I can take?

Not particularly: This far out (as in duration) you may want to review this with an opthalmologist. As sometimes these lesion take months to resolve on their own but consideration for an incision and curettage or steroid injection may not be unreasonable. ...Read more

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Small stye on upper lid for 3 weeks now. Using hot compress and erythromycin cream. Stye remains unchanged. What do I do? Can I wear contacts?

Have it re-evaluated: 3 weeks is a long time to continue to have a stye after appropriate warm compressions. Have it re-evaluated in person by a healthcare professional. In the meantime, I would not use contact lenses until the stye is addressed. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

You can try these: Cerave, cetaphil moisturizing cream, aveeno (oatmeal), eucerin brand, aquaphor ointment. Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap. Of course, if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter cream is good for Lyme disease?

What over-the-counter cream is good for Lyme disease?

None: If you have lyme disease you need to be treated acutely with antibiotics for at least 2 and up to 4 weeks. If you think you have "chronic lyme disease" you need to discuss this with an experienced clinician. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

Stretch marks: That is a question better asked of a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon after they examine you. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter emollient cream or ointment?

What is the best over-the-counter emollient cream or ointment?

Best OTC cream: My fav otc moisturizers: cetaphil, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal). My fav's that you can get from your dermatologist: vivite and neostrata. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medicine or cream for a urine infeaction?

Is there any over-the-counter medicine or cream for a urine infeaction?

No medicines- herbs: I do not know of any over the counter medicine effective for urine infections, but there are supplements & herbs that help. D-mannose is effective for the >90% uti's caused by e. Coli- see http://tahomaclinicblog. Com/d-mannose-for-bladder-and-kidney-infections/
there are effective herbs as well like uva ursi. See doc if not improving soon! See http://evenstaronline. Com/articles/urinary. Html. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter or sebborheic keratosis remover creams?

Are there any good over-the-counter or sebborheic keratosis remover creams?

No: Removal of seborrheic keratoses (sk) is not possible without more invasive procedures. Sks are benign and one tends to get more of these with aging. Cosmetic removal includes cryosurgery, laser surgery, ed&c (electrodesication & currettage) and surgical excision. If an sk is in a location that is constantly being irritated then a doctor will usually remove it. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter cream for a child who is allergic to flea bites?

What is the best over-the-counter cream for a child who is allergic to flea bites?

Hydrocortisone: Cream or ointment. Can also use a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Ice packs are a natural way to help with itch. ...Read more

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I have a huge external hemroid, im using over-the-counter creams and its not helping. What can I do without seeing a dr.?

I have a huge external hemroid, im using over-the-counter creams and its not helping. What can I do without seeing a dr.?

Sitz baths may help: Never get constipated, strain with bm's, or sit for long on the toilet, however, if pain persists, get some help and fix it. ...Read more

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I have a case of jock itch that won't go away. I've used all the over-the-counter creams (clomrizole, tonalfonate, etc) with no luck. I use them exactly as instructed, twice daily, etc. They help for a bit, but as soon as I stop (even after months of reg

I have a case of jock itch that won't go away. I've used all the over-the-counter creams (clomrizole, tonalfonate, etc) with no luck. I use them exactly as instructed, twice daily, etc. They help for a bit, but as soon as I stop (even after months of reg

Rx failure =wrong DX: Consider the possibility that repeated treatment failures often mean the assumption this is jock itch (tinea cruris) may be wrong. Continued problems may mean your skin had a reaction to one of the medications or you may have another problem, like pubic lice, that those meds wouldn't fix. ...Read more

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Can I buy dipropionate cream over the counter?

Can I buy dipropionate cream over the counter?

It's a steroid: Needs an r/x- there are steroid creams in low doses over the counter. ...Read more

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Are there any good excema over-the-counter creams?

Are there any good excema over-the-counter creams?

Not really: Unless it is very mild, you may get away with Cortaid (hydrocortisone) 10 with use of skin cleansers instead of soap for washing. ...Read more

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Are any of the over-the-counter pain relief creams particularly effective?

Are any of the over-the-counter pain relief creams particularly effective?

Creams: Pain relief creams containing capsaicin seems to be effective after prolonged use on a daily basis. ...Read more