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Over The Counter Treatment For Vanishing Twin Syndrome
Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of prescription medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but most us docs feel its inappropriate purely for conceiving multiples. There is nothing otc that will affect your twin chances. ...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
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
My daughter displays all the symptoms associated with west syndrome is there any cure or treatment for this?
Pediatric neurologis: If you're referring to seizures (infantile spasms), then check out http://rarediseases.Info.Nih.Gov/gard/condition/7887/west_syndrome.Aspx. Then find a pediatric neurologist, better yet an epileptologist, to provide you with a diagnosis and then a plan of care. Good luck! ...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
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
Stop medications: Stop medications, as often causative, intensive care treatment, protection from infectious agents. Then, very specialized care and workup for underlying causes. ...Read more
I a girl 24 years old - is minoxidil use in treatment genetic baldness and what the name of the best product for the treatment of hereditary baldness?
The effect of: Minoxidil in the treatment of baldness is very modest . There is really no effective treatment for hereditary baldness . The hair transplant specialists states that they get good result . It is a very expensive procedure . You might have couple of opinions with hair transplant specialist about the success rate , price , risk and benefit, . ...Read more
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
Fungal infection all over the back of body. Lasting for more than 1.5 years. Tinea corporis , tyza.. Fintrix , terbinafine gave some recovery not cure?
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
Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?
I have synovial chondromatosis for the third time in 16 years in the same knee is there any anti viral treatment that can prevent recurrence ant other suggestions to prevent recurrence ?
See below: If you aren't already taking anything, you could try over the counter antihistamines - both H1 and H2 blockers like zyrtec and zantac. However, if you've had hives for 8 weeks, you need to see your PCP. You may need to be referred for allergy testing or have other things looked at. ...Read more
Help doctors! what're the treatments (preferably natural ones) available for the ailment called corns?
Corn: There are no natural treatments. Corns are the result of friction on the toe surface where it meets the shoe. There are also corns between the toes caused by boney enlargement duty to friction of the toes themselves. The dead skin can be shaved off but this doesn't correct the problem. See your podiatrist for real assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best progesterone only pill for treating endometriosis pain (available in uk) which has greatest success? Thanks
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