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Silver Nitrate Warts
NO: Get an antifungal. There are several creams available without prescription. The generics are not expensive. They include miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine. The most effective is oral terbinafine. Many skin disorders may look like "ring worm" but are not caused by fungus. If you fail to respond to this treatment you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
No: That is an antifungal medication, used to treat yeast infections. henital warts are caused by HPV, a virus that is passed sexually. At your age, you should be getting the Guardisil vaccine to reduce your per risk of cervical cancer and future warts. In the meantime, there are several treatments for the cueprrent warts, but they require a prescription or a procedure performed by your GYN. ...Read more
Yes: It is a recommended med for ring worm. ...Read more
No.: No, for two reasons. Econazole is an anti-FUNGAL drug, while shingles is due to a VIRAL infection. Second, econazole works only where applied, on the surface of the skin. Shingles manifests in the skin, but the infection resides in the dorsal root ganglion near the spinal cord. Risk of shingles may be reduced with vaccination. It may be treated with some ant-viral drugs, such as valacyclovir. ...Read more
Can over the counter Miconazole Nitrate cream,or Miconazole Nitrate Vag cream treatment for yeast infections interact with my birthcontrol LoMedia24Fe?
Razor Bumps: Shave with an electric razor, which does not cut as closely to the skin as a traditional razor. If using a traditional razor, make sure that it is not rusty or dull. Use a shaving gel (rather than cream) and always shave in the direction the hair grows. Avoid pulling the skin taut while shaving---while this results in a close shave, it also can result in razor bumps. Otc bump patrol is helpful. ...Read more