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What Are Some Over The Counter Medicne Or Other Ways To Get Pregnant Easily
Patience: There's no otc medication or supplement that is shown to increase fertility. Many couples with normal fertility have to try consistently through several menstrual cycles before conception. Only after a full year of consistent unprotected sex do we consider fertility impaired; at that point, a reproductive health specialist, usually an ob/gyn, can help with testing and options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Ascariasis: The most common are Albendazole (albenza), Ivermectin (stromectol) and mebendazole. Each can be curative with a single oral dose, but may produce abdominal pain and nausea. None of these is available in the usa without a prescription. Before being treated you should submit a stool specimen for diagnosis. If you are not reinfected this may cure itself if you really have ascaris. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?
Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. ...Read more
Sedation!: Find a dentist experienced in conscious sedation (check out www.Sedationcare.Com). When you call to make an appointment, make sure to let the office know that you are very interested in sedation and that you'd like to schedule an initial consultation to meet with the doctor. The two of you can discuss what level of sedation/anxiolysis you need and what medication would be best for your situation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?
Folliculitis: I recommend buying a feminine wash with antibacterial soap to cleanse the area. There are no over the counter creams recommended for the area. You need to see a physician to be examined and obtain a prescription for this infection, and to be certain it is not a different problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the flu, see Dr. : Early for possible tamifu tx. Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more
Are there any home remedies or do it yourself methods to stop smoking other than the over-the-counter products in stores?
Your own quit kit: Clear out all the cigarettes, matches, lighters and ash trays from your home and car. Make a quit kit with items that will distract you from thinking about smoking. Gum, mints or fresh vegetables for your mouth; worry beads, paper clips or a pen for your hands; try to stay away from other smokers; brush your teeth right after eating; have someone to call if you don't think you can resist a smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: MRSA is a type of Staph infection that is resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics. MRSA infections can occur in many parts of the body, but blood infection, or internal infection with MRSA is life-threatening and needs IV antibiotics. More commonly, MRSA causes either skin infections or boils underneath skin. Prescription oral antibiotics are required: clindamycin, tetracycline, or "Bactrim". ...Read more
Depends on cause: It depends on why you are fatigued. Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. It is recommended to consult your pcp to discern the cause of your fatigue. A proper history, examination, and ancillary lab tests can help determine the factors responsible. Then a treatment strategy can be employed. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if there are cool ways to get rid of pimples and blackheads fast using common household objects so i wont have to go to the store?
No: The internet is full of stories about people treating their acne with vinegar, squeezed lemons, baking egg white onto their faces, and sleeping smeared with honey. This stuff is unworthy of someone who lives in the 21st century and i suspect some of the postings are cruel pranks. Acne's a serious chronic disease and truth is, you owe it to yourself to visit a scientific physician. ...Read more
Scabies : The cream needs to be applied for several hours before rinsing off. Sheets, towels and worn clothes need to be washed in hot water. Note that once you have been treated with the cream, the itching and bumps will persist for several days - these need time to heal. Refrain from scratching to allow for speedy recovery. If the cream was used as directed but didn't work see your doctor. ...Read more
STDs: Here is a game. How many stds are there? How many are potentially life threatening? How do you contract them? And, how do you treat them. All sexually active adults should know these basics. But, yes, of course. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichimonas, scabies are all treatable early on. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help
Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more
Evaluate: If you are trying to get pregnant the most important thing is to have sex, at the right time. You could buy an ovulation predictor kit to see when you are ovulating then have sex within the next 24 hours. If you are trying for more than 1 year get a thorough evaluation by your doctor. If you are 35 or older do this at the 6 month mark. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?
Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more
Cold symptoms: Unfortunately, there is no cure for sneezing from the cold. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are supplements or treatments to prevent or slow the coming of menopause?
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