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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Sarna Cream (Overview)

Sarna is a mentholated cream that can soothe itching.


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
1 Doctor shared a insight

Sarna Cream (Overview)

Sarna is a mentholated cream that can soothe itching.


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Is sarna lotion a over the counter cream and is it known to be fairly effective for shingles itch?

Is sarna lotion a over the counter cream and is it known to be fairly effective for shingles itch?

Shingles itch: It can help but is most helpful for poison ivy. It will still help with the symptoms of the itch. You may also want to try acyclovir ointment on the areas. Good luck and feel better!
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Sarna lotioon for shingles, is this okay?

Sarna lotioon for shingles, is this okay?

Not best treatment: It could help since it has a mild steroid but it might not be the best treatment. If you have active shingles, please visit your doctor, he/she might recommend anti viral medication and anti inflammatory medications. If the pain is persistent after the rash is gone, topical Lidocaine patches along with a nerve pain medication are the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Use Sarna lotion on her. Today its stinging and continues to make her itchy. It's not red or swollen I stop using it. Could her skin be resistant?

Use Sarna lotion on her. Today its stinging and continues to make her itchy. It's not red or swollen I stop using it. Could her skin be resistant?

Sarna use: Sarna contains menthol (0.5%) and camphor (0.5%) which some people may not tolerate or could sting if there is any open skin. It is designed to help a "general itch" from dry skin, insect bites, sunburn or contact with poison ivy/oak/sumac. First try using a thick moisturizing cream (CeraVe) or emollient (Aquaphor), and you may need to see a dermatologist for a prescription if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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How long can you use sarna sensitive lotion on glans and under penis no itching dry scarred senseituve skin lotion was given by Dr. At u.p.m.c?

How long can you use sarna sensitive lotion on glans and under penis no itching dry scarred senseituve skin lotion was given by Dr. At u.p.m.c?

Not a steroid: Since Sarna Sensitive isn't a steroid, there's no hard & fast time limit for its use. As long as you have this problem, you can continue to use the Sarna Sensitive as directed. If the condition starts getting worse, however, you should discontinue the Sarna Sensitive and see your doctor again. ...Read more

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I have dermographia and am suffering w itch n swelling even my vagina swells when having sex n makes it hurt I was told sarna lotion but nope help?

I have dermographia and am suffering w itch n swelling even my vagina swells when having sex n makes it hurt I was told sarna lotion but nope help?

Evaluation is key: You have a fairly uncommon condition given the location of the problem. I would suggest seeing a specialist in allergy/patch testing. You may need to be on antihistamines and leukotriene inhibitors (singulair), you may also need a topical steroid. I do not think that sarna is going to be the answer to all these issues. See a specialist soon! ...Read more

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Which cream is best in winter?

Which cream is best in winter?

Moisturizer, no ads: A good moisturizing cream with no added scents, chemical, perfumes is effective for dry skin, which usually get worse in cold dry weather. Every time u wash your hands, u take away some of fatty part of the epidermis, which keeps it smooth and moist. So add moisturizing cream after washing. If develop eczema, may need a mild cortisone cream n addition to moisturizer. ...Read more

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What are suggested anti-aging creams?

What are suggested anti-aging creams?

Retin-A: The only cream that has been shown in research studies to be effective is retin-a. This does require a prescription. Other creams don't show any improvements when studies in placebo controlled independent research conditions. ...Read more

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Is whipped cream healthy or unhealthy?

Is whipped cream healthy or unhealthy?

Stop worrying: Food choices aren't the key to health. Eat sensibly. Try to avoid large amounts of very sugary, very salty, and very greasy stuff. Don't criticize others' food choices and don't accept criticism from others. Get out and exercise heavily. It's a great gift to give yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do butt enhancement creams makes your butt bigger?

Do butt enhancement creams makes your butt bigger?

NO: Do not be fooled by creams that claim to make your butt bigger. ...Read more

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Is the butt enhancing cream Curve safe and affective?

Waste of money: The only thing it helps is the wallet of the company that sells it. ...Read more

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Cream for cuts at anus?

Cream for cuts at anus?

Anusol cream: This is a common problem
has many other problems if not treated
proper cleaning is most important
your diet may have some cause
exercise may irritate
clothing can also be an issue
anusol cream can be used two times day
after a week if not helping you can try
anusol hc
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Is skin cream effective?

Is skin cream effective?

Yes: This question is very vague, but there are now many topical medications that are applied to the skin, get absorbed into the area, and work well without hardly any of the medicine being absorbed systemically. If you are just looking for a moisturizer, use ones that are water based for a non-sticky feeling. ...Read more

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How effective is vaniqa cream?

Vaniqa: I've prescribed it for several patients but neither they nor I were impressed with the results. ...Read more

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Do nivea creams contain matrixyl?

Do nivea creams contain matrixyl?

Depends: If the specific nivea product is supposed to help wrinkles then it may contain matrixyl. If it contains matrixyl then the label should indicate so. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent bleach cream?

Is there any permanent bleach cream?

No permanent bleach: There is no cream that will permanently bleach your skin. It's best to first figure out the cause of the pigmentation you are trying to correct. This will ensure that the best treatment (s) will be employed in getting you the results you wish. ...Read more

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Can estrogen creams make you aroused?

Can estrogen creams make you aroused?

Not likely: Estrogen can be converted into testosterone which could increase arousal. Also, estrogen can fix vaginal dryness which could help with arousal. To much can make your breast swell and make your nipples very sensitive which I suppose could lead to arousal. But for the most part, estrogen is not associated with arousal. ...Read more

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What is the best skin clearing cream?

What is the best skin clearing cream?

Retinoids: Retinoids help with a lot of skin abnormalities from acne to discoloration to aging skin.
The over-the-counter retinoids include retinol or topical vitamin a. The prescription forms are tretinoin - related compounds. ...Read more

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Can numbing cream work on injections?

Can numbing cream work on injections?

Sometimes: Numbing cream is used to put iv's in children, and on rare occasions it can be used on adults, but it's inconvenient. It's much easier to use a tiny needle to deliver numbing medicine to the skin before a regular injection. ...Read more

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Does moisturing cream lighten the skin?

Does moisturing cream lighten the skin?

Thanks for asking!: Not really, the skin lighteners are usually the hydroquiones and many botanticals that end in the word berry and kojic acid. The best defense is spf moisturizer every day and go see your dermatologist for other options like lasers, chemical peels and other devices. ...Read more

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White cream like discharge. What is it?

White cream like discharge. What is it?

Normal: Many women usually have a creamy, white discharge that does not cause symtpoms of itching, burning or bad odor. If you do have these symptoms, you should see your gyn to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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What is a alternative to trimovate cream?

What is a alternative to trimovate cream?

Multiple: Trimovate is primarily a corticosteroid cream in combination with an antibiotic. Pending on what is being used for, ask your pharmacist for alternative antibiotics and either lower or higher potency cortisone creams. ...Read more

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Can hydrocorizone cream give you diareah?

Can hydrocorizone cream give you diareah?

Not likely: Topical corticosteroid creams are minimally absorbed into our blood stream and should not impact bowel function. ...Read more

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Is vitmin k cream good for everyday use?

For what??: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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I have ringworms. Can I use flucort cream?

I have ringworms. Can I use flucort cream?

Cream: No as Flucort is a steroidal cream and ring worms are fungal infections you should use an anti fungal cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole) this will clear it up ...Read more

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When should I start putting wrinkle creams?

When should I start putting wrinkle creams?

Wrinkle treatment: Start antiwrinkle treatment as soon as you wonder if you should start them. Using Retin-A since adolescence for acne and then continuing for sun damage rejuvenation, over the years, can make a profound impact on the skin tone and color and fine lines. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to erase fine lines?

What is the best cream to erase fine lines?

Wrinkle cream: That is a difficult question to answer as few 'head to head' studies exist. To be simple, I like products with clinical studies that support their claims. Most do not have such studies--always ask. Tretinoin (retin a (tretinoin) or renova) is effective and well-studied. Retinol products are often good, but many, if not most, have not been tested for efficacy so one must be careful. ...Read more

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Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Psoral cream: Is the creation of a dermatologist in peru that consists (according to its website) petroleum jelly, vitamin a, pine oil based salvia, nicotinic acid, etc & water from the dead sea (which contains many minerals) found no medical studies, just anecdotal testaments. Expensive. Has oily consistency with disagreeable odor. Ask your dermatologist if (s)he knows of this product & if it's effective. ...Read more

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Why can I not go in sun if using fucicort cream?

FUCICORT SUN: I SEE NO REASON WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GO IN THE SUN WHILE USING FUCICORT.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, ASK THE DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. ...Read more

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How exactly should I apply a benozyl peroxide cream?

How exactly should I apply a benozyl peroxide cream?

Follow directions on: Package or those given by doc. Wash face gently with mild soap & water; rinse; pat dry. Wait 5-15 minutes, apply thin film of BP cream to affected areas. Add moisturizing cream/lotion with sunblock few minutes later &/or wear broad-brimmed hat to protect face. Repeat regimen in pm. See dermatologist if more help is needed. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for excema apart from creams?

Is there anything you can do for excema apart from creams?

Eczema: Keeping the skin well hydrated through the application of creams or ointments (with a low water and high oil content) as well as avoiding over-bathing is an important step in treatment. It is recommended to apply emollient creams such as petrolatum-based creams to the body immediately after a five-minute lukewarm bath in order to seal in moisture while the body is still wet. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use 4 months expired fucicort cream?

Yes: It may not be as potent but but generally the expiration date is a very conservative number and 4 months will not represent a major change in potency. ...Read more