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Sarna Cream (Overview)

Sarna is a mentholated cream that can soothe itching.


Dr. Scott Keith
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Sarna Cream (Overview)

Sarna is a mentholated cream that can soothe itching.


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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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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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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 is the best skin renewal cream?

Best skin cream: The best thing to do to keep skin younger looking is to avoid sun exposure and to use a sunscreen on a daily basis. That will help prevent sun damage and many aging changes. The best prescription creams to help reverse some of the fine wrinkles and aging changes are retinoinds, like tretinoin and its relatives. These can be irritating so start using them slowly and use sun protection. ...Read more