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Over The Counter Sty Cream
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
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?
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
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
NOOOO: Use warm compress instead.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
I've had a stye in my eye for almost 2 weeks. I've used warm compresses and also used the stye cream. What can I do?
See eye doctor: May need more advanced intervention by an eye doctor. ...Read more
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
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
No: You need a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stretch marks: That is a question better asked of a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon after they examine you. ...Read more
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
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
Suppository: Try Anusol-HC Suppository or and rectal suppository with cortisone ...Read more
What topical over the counter ointment or cream can I use to treat a boil that just started to form?
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
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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