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Over The Counter Treatment For Ganglion Cyst
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
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
What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help
Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more
Need more info: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon for immediate care especially if your diagnosis is correct. Not following up with care can mean pain and maybe disability in the future/ ...Read more
What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.
Call local source: The cost of any procedure will vary by the type of procedure, training of the provider and region of the country. Sometime you can negotiate a personal rate for cash transactions. If you get on the phone and start lining up local sources you can find out. ...Read more
Hello, what would you recommend for the most effective OTC treatment for folliculitis on the buttocks?
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
What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs
SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more
Ganglion cyst: If it isn't bothering you nothing needs to be done. It doesn't lead to anything worrisome. A doctor can take a large needle and take out the thick gel like material, and sometimes that makes it go away. If not doing this and injecting it with a little steroid. Finally, surgery if that does not help. No prescription will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If the cyst is causing pressure effects such as headaches, water on the brain, loss of balance or brainstem dysfunction, then the cyst should be drained or removed. If your cyst is not causing symptoms, simple observation may be all that's needed. Of course if the "cyst" is not truly a cyst but a cystic tumor, surgery is needed. ...Read more
What is the best over the counter/at home remedy for a possible sinus infection? I've already gone through one round of antibiotics.
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! olive leaf extract can be used as an antimicrobial. Please do what your doc says. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Maybe.: It should cover MSSA and MRSA but you may need to have it incised and drained if not done already. Was it cultured? Not absolutely necessary but that would tell you for sure. Usually, incision and drainage with possible packing of the wound is all that's needed. Abx may be useful with ruptured sebaceous cysts and widespread infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Without medication, what are some natural methods of pain relief for osteochondritis dessicans lesions (ocd) of the knee that i can do?
My doctor has adviced for an injection for the treatment of exostosis calcaneal spur, should i take it?
Depends: These injections are usually steroid injections. Steroids are anti-inflammatory and will not cure the problem but can give you some pain relief if you are in a lot of pain. Steroids can also have lots of side effects so make sure you discuss this with your doctor prior to getting the injection. ...Read more
Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more
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