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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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I had some vaginal itching about 2 months ago. The gynae gave me Gyna-Daktarin vaginal cream. Unfortunately the itching is back with a condensed milk type discharge. What over the counter treatment is available?

I had some vaginal itching about 2 months ago. The gynae gave me Gyna-Daktarin vaginal cream. Unfortunately the itching is back with a condensed milk type discharge. What over the counter treatment is available?

Try azole derivative: Monistat-3 (miconazole) or Terazol (terconazole) -3 vaginal suppositories or cream with applicator., if not allergic to these medicines. Itching with white discharge suggests a yeast infection; however, if having unprotected intercourse, get an STD screen. No thong underwear, no oral oral penile sex for 1 week. Cotton boxers. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge creamy light yellow vaginal itching, oder and tenderness. What are my treatment over the counter options?

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge creamy light yellow vaginal itching, oder and tenderness. What are my treatment over the counter options?

Many causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole (or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated, gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

This: This is not time for a home remedy, you have already waited too long to get the situation evaluated by your physician. I suggest contacting your physician immediately for an evaluation. You run the ultimate risk of losing eyesight in that eye. ...Read more

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My boby itches all the time from head to toe would an over-the-counter allergy pill help?

My boby itches all the time from head to toe would an over-the-counter allergy pill help?

Try Allegra/generic: All anti-histamines now available are over-the-counter (otc). Allegra (or generic fexofenadine) is a good choice for allergy, itch, hives, hay fever. Other otc meds are: zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) benedryl etc.
Also you may want to get seen to get tested for liver disease which is a possible cause of pruritis (itch) without rash. ...Read more

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I'm around insulation in attics all the time, I hav a pretty bad rash that itches constantly on my arms. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?

I'm around insulation in attics all the time, I hav a pretty bad rash that itches constantly on my arms. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?

Hydrocortisone, but: Otc anti-itch creams such as cortizone-10 and calamide lotion etc. Can help relief your symptoms, but without know what is causing it, I can't say that this will do the trick for you. Try them for a few days, if not better then you should consult doc for an evaluation to find out what it is that is causing your trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a dark purple lump on anus. It has been there before and I took over-the-counter pinworm medicine. It's soft to touch and itches at night.

Hi, I have a dark purple lump on anus. It has been there before and I took over-the-counter pinworm medicine. It's soft to touch and itches at night.

See a doctor: Marmoset - there are a few different things this can be and they are all treated differenly. See a doctor so that they can take a look and advise you properly. ...Read more

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Vagina itches? Yeast infection? What over-the-counter medicine to use? How long to wait to have sex?

Vagina itches? Yeast infection? What over-the-counter medicine to use? How long to wait to have sex?

See below: If you have itch with white (sometimes chalky) discharge that does not have a fishy odor, then you likely have a yeast infection. You can try Monistat or one of the other OTC meds for this. However, these may not be effective. In that case, your doctor can prescribe a prescription anti-fungal. Would recommend until it clears up before having sex. ...Read more

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The skin in my vagina is very red. It itches and burns. No burn when I pee and no discharge or odor. What can I buy over-the-counter if I'm pregnant?

The skin in my vagina is very red. It itches and burns. No burn when I pee and no discharge or odor. What can I buy over-the-counter if I'm pregnant?

See your doctor: With you being pregnant, it is probably be best to call your OB and let them know your symptoms as you may need to come in for pelvic exam. ...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

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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How can I get rid of jock itch, I've tried every thing over the counter, & nothing works, what should I do?

How can I get rid of jock itch, I've tried every thing over the counter, & nothing works, what should I do?

May need Rx: If you have tried everything over the counter, have kept the area as dry as possible (fungal infections thrive in wet/moist environments), then you may need to see a dr. For a rx remedy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine for jock itch?

What over the counter medicine for jock itch?

There R a few. SPRAYS: -opps hit the wrong key. Sprats, ointments, creams. Tinactin (tolnaftate) is 1 that comes 2 mind. Just go 2 a pharmacy and look around if embarrassed, otherwise ask a worker where the athletes foot meds R. same thing, different area. Not able 2 find a picture. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter stuff to relieve jock itch?

Any over-the-counter stuff to relieve jock itch?

Jock itch: Since jock itch is a fungal infection, include good quantity of garlic in your food. Garlic has antifungal qualities. Apply honey and garlic alternatively on the infected skin.Diet to avoid:
avoid eating refined carbohydrates, sugar and food items that contain yeasts. Avoid alcohol because it eventually converts to sugar. Your diet must contain a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Jock itch has been a persistant. Symptoms include sever itch, redness, tenderness when walking, skin peels/flakes. Have tried over the counter. Ideas?

Get out the big guns: Change towels daily, shower three times a day, and use generous amounts of your antifungal four times a day. Sleep in loose clothing in a cool bed. If not better in a week, ask your physician about a systemic Med such as terbenifne ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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Had tick pulled out 3 weeks ago but now there is a lump and itches. Should I be concerned? Treatment?

Tick: Generally the rash from lyme (erythema migrans) does not itch and is not raised. What could cause a bump and itch is if part of the tick was left in and is causing an inflammatory reaction or your body is mounting a local allergic reaction to the body part. I would check to make sure some to the tick was not left behind. Should also have blood work for lyme anyway. ...Read more

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I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?

I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?

Skin Tags: This extra skin is not, in reality, a wart caused by hpv-the wart virus. But, it is extra skin caused by friction of clothing, skin or jewelry. Many of us in the primary care setting freeze these with liquid nitrogen as a simple way to shrink or remove them. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more

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Doctor my skin itches me (sort of a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot) what could be the cause and the possible treatment.?

Doctor my skin itches me (sort of a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot) what could be the cause and the possible treatment.?

Allergy? Autoimmune?: This sounds as if it could e an autoimmune or allergic disease. It could also be paresthesias from diabetes. You need to be evaluated by your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more