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CAN I usE pRID dRAWING SALVE iN my vaGiNA?

CAN I usE pRID dRAWING SALVE iN my vaGiNA?

Perhaps: This is a remedy that has never been tested by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. Its directions do not cover use on mucus membranes such as the vagina. It is manufactured by a homeopathic company, so the chances are that the amount of active ingredients in the salve are negligible and you will not harm yourself. However, there is no data to prove this one way or the other. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use herb pharm original salve & or neem suva skin salve for pain, dry skin?

Is it ok to use herb pharm original salve & or neem suva skin salve for pain, dry skin?

Too many skin creams: Nobody knows the answer, because there are thousands and thousands of over-the-counter skin creams being sold all over the world. People put all sorts of herbal extracts, natural chemicals, and man-made chemicals into them, and claim they all do great things... But rarely is there any good human research testing done. So, if one has been using a cream and seeing benefits, it "may" be ok to use. ...Read more

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What's ichthammol ointment used for?

What's ichthammol ointment used for?

Ichthammol ointment : Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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Itch around my vagina opening & perineum, only thing that has changed is dettol antibacterial soap for entire vulva area. Do I need medical treatment?

Itch around my vagina opening & perineum, only thing that has changed is dettol antibacterial soap for entire vulva area. Do I need medical treatment?

Stop soap: Try stopping the soap. Use something more gentle, such as Dove. If your symptoms continue have an exam by your doctor to help with your care. ...Read more

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Does ichthammol draw out salve work on a diabetic abcsess?

Does ichthammol draw out salve work on a diabetic abcsess?

NOthing: Do not do anything to your abscess except see your doctor immediately, and then follow their instructions exactly to avoid losing a limb! ...Read more

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I'm on accutane. Can I use baby ointment bepanthen (dexpanthenol 5%) to apply on dry skin area?

I'm on accutane. Can I use baby ointment bepanthen (dexpanthenol 5%) to apply on dry skin area?

Plain vaseline.: The advice i always give my Accutane patients is to use plain vaseline petroleum jelly for your lips and dry skin when on drug. It is the best and safest moisturizer there is, plus it is super inexpensive. ...Read more

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Does ichammol ointment works on boils?

Does ichammol ointment works on boils?

ICHTHAMMOL FOR BOILS: Many years ago,before antibiotics,this was the only topical medication for boils that was available. Rarely used now. ...Read more

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Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?

Bactroban (mupirocin) works well: on MRSA often, but in some cases oral antibiotics are necessary and or drainage. If not better in 48 hours call for oral meds, culture and possible drainage. ...Read more

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Can I use adco-amethocaine cream on anus inside?

Can I use adco-amethocaine cream on anus inside?

Probably: Anesthetic "-caine" creams, like emla, (lidocaine and prilocaine) have been applied safely to mucous membrane surfaces (like the inside of the anus). Common uses include the areas of the vagina and cervix, for minor procedures and to the penis. Caution should be used in an around the anus and i would not recommending this compound on any open sores or wounds (like, for example, an anal fissure or tear). ...Read more

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Can we used ammonium lactate cream 12 use on vagina area?

Can we used ammonium lactate cream 12 use on vagina area?

No: http://www.medicinenet.com/ammonium_lactate_topical/article.htm is a good article. In general it is best to not use creams in the vaginal area as they are easily absorbed unless it was prescribed for that reason and that area. ...Read more

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What antibiotic ointments help treat a rash on anal area?

What antibiotic ointments help treat a rash on anal area?

Won't help: Anal rashes aren't usually caused by bacteria, and won't improve with antibiotic ointments. Most anal rashes occur when people pay too much attention to their anuses--overwashing and applying too many creams and ointments. The key to an anal rash is to ignore it. ...Read more

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Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. can I apply Betnovate ointment?

Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. can I apply Betnovate ointment?

Stop: I have no idea why you want to put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis head since there is no wrinkle there. If anything, try topical hydrocortisone for a few days to calm the inflammation down (I presume however that Betnovate is a brand of cortisone containing betamethasone . If so, it is ok to use it once a day for 3-4 days but no more). ...Read more