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Slight foul/fishly odor...VERY itching vagina (around opening/lips), Monistat external OTC cream relieves itching temporarily,good chance its not std?
I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts , face itches, inner ears itch. ?
Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other toxins and allergic offenders. You need a whopping dose of antihistamine now, say 10 mg cetirizine by mouth. I am worried a little about your chest pain, especially if you have asthma. Do you have an albuterol inhaler at home with spacer? ...Read more
Rash on my inner thighs that will not travel to my penis. I have tried jock itch cream, tea tree oil soap, athlete foot spray. When scratched, area is very dry.?
You state you : Have a rash, and you state you put athletes foot creams on it. Maybe, they don't get better because a rash is not a fungus. Usually, a rash is an inflammatory condition of the skin. You might want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If no improvement see the dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?
See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further workup/evaluation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria (hives), etc. are all skin condition that you could be suffering from. Getting workup up by a specialist might provide more answers/treatments. ...Read more
Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?
Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more
Yes: But it will burn. Also please check the can to make sure about use around groin. ...Read more
Maybe not yeast: This may or may not be a yeast infection. If yeasts, some are resistant to Monistat and other "azole" drugs. Hard to recommend an OTC remedy when the cause isn't known. Best to see a doctor, but you could try vaginal boric acid capsules, which are available OTC and can help some yeast infections. For sure see a doctor if boric acid doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more
Will it hurt 2 use canesten athletes foot cream internally for vaginal thrush or any natural remedy over public holiday?
Athletes foot: Yes in a pinch you can use canesten foot cream. ...Read more
Jock itch: Since jock itch is a fungal infection, include good quantity of garlic in your food. Garlic has antifungal qualities. Apply honey and garlic alternatively on the infected skin.Diet to avoid: avoid eating refined carbohydrates, sugar and food items that contain yeasts. Avoid alcohol because it eventually converts to sugar. Your diet must contain a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?
Ear pain/itching 5 days ago. Went to doc said it swimmers ear(didn't swim) Got drops lymph node behind ear is now swollen. No pain or itching though. ?
Itchy Back: Too bad i cannot see exactly where this itchy spot is on your back. If it's near the shoulder blade, on one side, there is a condition called brachioradial pruritus. It is thought that this condition may be a result of a long-ago injury to some of the vertebrae in your spine. Your general physician would be in better shape to see exactly where this "place" is. ...Read more
Baking soda: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more
Pearl piercing?: Some people are very allergic to the metals and materials in tongue piercing. Also, the hole around the piercing can get infected. Allergy and infection can cause the area to itch. Wound induced neuropathy can cause your tongue to itch. In general, tongue piercings put you at risk for many serious and annoying side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stye/Hordeolum: Which are infections of either an apocrine or sebaceous gland are usually easily treated. However, if you have persistent swelling and have followed the course of treatment prescribed, an incision and drainage may be indicated if resolution does not begin in the next 48-72 hours after warm compresses are started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itch: If your private area itches, see your Family Doc, as there are many causes and we need to make diagnosis before discussing treatment options. If you're female, have white cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge & just recently finished course of antibiotics (often for urinary tract infection), perhaps you have yeast infection which can be treated w/OTC options. Or could be jock itch or bug bites ... ...Read more
Moisturize: This depends of what is the cause of itching. In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer