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Over The Counter Treatment For Corneal Abrasion
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more
Maybe tears: There is no medication for this. It also depends on why the eye is yellow. If they are from fleshy growths called pinguecula perhaps cutting down on surrounding redness may make the yellowness less prominent. In that care artificial tears may be helpful. If it is from old blood, it will fade with time. If it is jaundice from liver failure, see your doctor quick! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on Tobramycin drops x 4 days for a corneal abrasion - are there any OTC eye drops I can also use for the redness?
Blurred vision due to cornea infection. Treating with antiviral drops. What is the chance for the infection to leave scar for chronic blurred vision?
Depends: If this is your first infection you may not end up with scarring. Please continue to follow up with your eye md and take the medication as prescribed. Sometimes, despite the best treatment, you can end up with scarring that affects vision. Every time there is a recurrence the chance for scarring increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO, not OTC: for the eye.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: Lichen planus is notorious for causing hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the skin after resolving. The residual pigment is too deep in the skin to be cleared by bleaching creams over the counter or even by prescription. Best bet is hope that with time the spots will fade to some extent. Meanwhile avoid sun to the affected areas. ...Read more
Spot on iris?: The iris is inside the eye and surface anatomical aspects will not be affected by anything you do. But the spot, if new, might be a corneal ulcer which will look superimposed on the iris. This needs treatment so if this is the case, especially if the eye is red and/or painful, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Depends on severity:
Tonsillitis is usually a viral or bacterial infecion of the tonsils. IN most cases, it settles without ANY treatment (although is is painful and uncomfortable). However, in a small set of cases, it can complicate and cause serious morbidity.
If you have a mild case of sore throat, it might be sufficient to use an oral rinse such as Andolex C, and pain killers like Paracetamol. If worse, see an ENT ...Read more
I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?
Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?
Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options...: Please see your eye doctor for an eye exam to see the cause of the scratched cornea, as well as the appropriate treatment. There are more than 20 possible antibiotic eye drops that can be used, but your eye doctor has to determine the extent of the injury, and whether a bandage contact lens or additional therapy is required. As well, the frequency of antibiotic drops may change based on the exam. ...Read more
Corneal Abrasion (Scratch) (Definition)
A condition that occurs when the surface of the clear part of the eye (the cornea) is scratched. It can be painful and may feel as if there is sand in the eye. ...Read more
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