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Dr. Ira Katz
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Sarna Cream (Overview)

Sarna is a mentholated cream that can soothe itching.


Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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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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 then see doctor if needed. ...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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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