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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
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
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
No: But may help prevent subsequent infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Health Tap: doctors are asked not to endorse specific products or product lines. ...Read more
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
Small sore pimple on edge of vaginal lip. Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) in that area? Warm compresses. No Std post Way past menopause.
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
No: Best to avoid soaps in vaginal area. ...Read more
Avoid: Consult your physician and get gun exam done ...Read more
3cm diam. Boil on my right hip lobe.Using an ointment for it.Ingredient;80%vaseline, 10%İchthammol, 10%lanolin.Had small abscesses before.Will it work?
I and D: See a doctor. I might need to be drained. Be safe and see if it looks serious by a doctor. ...Read more
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