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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


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Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.? I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, (naproxen) voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.?  I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, (naproxen) voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Other treatments: Lateral (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) epicondylitis are common overuse injuries. In order to treat the pain, i recommend patients start w/ rice, follow w/ stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery.. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow/. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ? ...Read more

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How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

Capsaicin: Buy this from the drug store- its over the counter. ...Read more

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Can any topical cream help with nerve pain or is this a hoax?

Can any topical cream help with nerve pain or is this a hoax?

Capsaicin: Capsaicin has been shown to help with nerve pain by depleting the c-fiber endings of some of their neurotransmitters and thus helping with pain. It is now available over the counter. Check with your neurologist to see if it might be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Can skin go back to thicker after using steroid topical cream?

Can skin go back to thicker after using steroid topical cream?

Sometimes: Steroid atrophy caused by topical steroid use is sometimes temporary and self corrects, but sometimes it does not. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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What is the best topical cream for eczema?

What is the best topical cream for eczema?

Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more

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What is the best topical cream for psoriasis?

What is the best topical cream for psoriasis?

Corticosteroid cream: There is no one best topical. Doctors on this site do not recommend specific brands but all are steroid creams. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Voltaren (Definition)

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