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Over The Counter Treatment For German Measles
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
I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?
Treating conjunctivi: Conjunctivitis can be due to viral infection, in that case it will not produce much in the way of pus or sticky eyelids/eyelashes(this is a sign of bacterial infection). Bacterial infections can be treated with a triple antibiotic eye ointment which is available over ythe counter. Viral infections go away on their own, just wash your eyes with warm water or use saline drops several times/day ...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
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
Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?
Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more
Which over the counter allergy and cold medications work best with clonidine for children under 12 years of age?
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication. ...Read more
Assurance: Vaccines for these and many others are seldom as helpful in generating immunity as the wild disease. Since they are better for the patient than getting the disease, it is what we have to offer. Sometimes a percentage of the first dose will have no effect, or the effect on building antibodies will not last long. Boosters push the body to do its best and give longer protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...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
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
Symptom control: The best route is to focus on the symptom(s) most bothersome for you. Acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen are best for fever, chills and muscle aches/pain. Guaifenesin thins mucus secretions to allow you to cough up the "junkiness," whereas dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Stimulants like Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) dry up nasal/eye secretions. Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. ...Read more
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