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What are the treatments for cradle cap?

What are the treatments for cradle cap?

None needed: Cradle cap does not usually need to be treated. If it seems to be bothering the infant (or the parent), you can remove it by applying a lubricant (baby oil, olive oil, aquaphor). Leave the lubricant in for 15 minutes and then take a soft toothbrush and gently scrape it out. If that doesn't work, it's probably worth it to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What treatment should be given to a peeled skin around the penis cap to heal fast?

What  treatment should be given to a peeled skin around the penis cap to heal fast?

Irritated Skin: If the skin is irritated then use Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10. If this is a yeast infection then use a topical medication to treat yeast. You have to know what you are treating. ...Read more

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I had a gout attack in nov. Since then, I have been taking cherry extract caps. In the middle of an attack now. What treatment would you suggest?

I had a gout attack in nov. Since then, I have been taking cherry extract caps.  In the middle of an attack now.  What treatment would you suggest?

If the attack is: within 24 - 48 hours you can take colchicine but this is an RX. or antiinflammatories. YOu can get Alleve over the counter. YOu didn't state where on the body the attack occurred. If the foot you can soak in hot water and epsom salt. (Without burning yourself), ...Read more

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Can a crown/cap be placed on the molar without root canal treatment?

Can a crown/cap be placed on the molar without root canal treatment?

Sure can: Not all teeth need both. Most teeth that have had a root canal need a crown but not all. There are a lot more teeth that need crowns and not root canals though. ...Read more

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What can be the treatment of itching penis cap with rashes around it?

What can be the treatment of itching penis cap with rashes around it?

Umm: Multiple causes- candida infection (especially if the partner has it)? Contact allergy (condom?). See doctor. ...Read more

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My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

Therapy & Bracing: Patella (kneecap) subluxation or frank dislocation (requiring reduction) can be from trauma (bad luck), underlying soft tissue (muscles) or bony alignment issues (also bad luck!), or a combination of both. Evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon may be indicated to review the various options that will work best with your knee. X-rays and even an MRI or CT will provide important diagnostic information ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

Varies: how is the kneecap alignment? have to be sure the patella is gliding normally in the groove. if it is isolated need antiinflammatories, PT, bracing. may need MRI. rare to need surgery. therapy is especially important. ...Read more

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Spent a lot of my summer in the heat/humidity and have flesh colored bumps on one knee cap. Does not itch. Treatment? Will it go away in winter?

Spent a lot of my summer in the heat/humidity and have flesh colored bumps on one knee cap. Does not itch. Treatment? Will it go away in winter?

Might be ...: molluscum contagiosum. This common skin disease is caused by a virus easily spread from person-to-person often by sharing towels/clothing. They look like warts. Diagnosis by dermatologist with skin scraping. Treatment can be topical or freezing with liquid nitrogen. It probably won't just go away by itself. See your doctor/Dermatologist. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Reasons for having just one knee have pain just inferior to my knee cap and having severe pain in the patella tendon area when I squat. Treatment? 19

Reasons for having just one knee have pain just inferior to my knee cap and having severe pain in the patella tendon area when I squat. Treatment? 19

Maybe: It sounds like you may have patellar tendinitis one on side. This may reflect a tightness or weakness in your hips or hamstrings or other subtle anatomic variant that makes you predisposed. Treatment is a period of rest, appropriate stretching, ice, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening directed by a trainer or therapis. Other modalities, such as ultrasound, may help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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