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What Cream Can I Use For Herpes
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. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies (either oral or topical). Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Mupirocin: Mupirocin is used to treat certain skin infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. Unless the vaginal itching is caused by one of those bacteria, there would be little reason to use this medication. A good plan would be to see a doctor for an evaluation. This would lead to a diagnosis that had a specific and effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transition Off: If you are clear, you can go to application every other day, then taper slowly over the next week. Also, there are "non-steroid" creams/ointments called calcineurin inhibitors that can extend the cleared periods for chronic eczema. Also, "skin barrier creams" are helpful as they help maintain the disrupted skin barrier in people with eczema. A coordinated skin care plan is a must for eczema. ...Read more
Attack Acne!: The root of the evil zit is bacterial inflammation. An omega-3 fatty acid with a probiotic combats the core problem. A topical agent combining benzoyl peroxide with an antibiotic (clindamycin) is next with the possibilty of an oral antibiotic as the next step. See your doctor to discuss these strategies with the possibility of powerful dermatological agents such as retin-a. ...Read more
Straight from plant: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more
Avoid.: The chemicals in the cream for yeast infection could possibly damage the latex in condoms and diaphragms, and not make it as effective for birth control. It's recommended to abstain from intercourse if you're using either for birth control and currently using a vaginal cream for yeast infection. ...Read more
What can I do to clear my genital psoriasis? Not getting help from my dermatologist. I currently have prescription for elidel, (pimecrolimus) dovonex, and betamethasone..
Can I use triamcinolone acetonide ointment for a yeast infestion? If not what is this medicine for.
Depends: Perioral dermatitis can be allergic, infectious, fungal, or just irritative. The treatment, therefore, depends on the cause. Cracked, dry lips (especially at the angles) can often be helped with vaseline alone. Allergic or irritative can usually be treated with a short course of steroid cream. If red, blistered, draining, or crusting, you should see a doctor for recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the best idea: Beclomin contains a potent steroid, which can be dangerous to use on the face. It also contains and anti fungal medication, which is definitely not necessary in acne. The antibiotic in the cream is neomycin (also found in neosporin). There are better topical and oral antibiotics available for acne treatment. ...Read more
What antibiotics who you suggest for herpes and can I use silver sulfadiazine cream for the outside area.
Acyclovir and others: The only "antibiotics" that can help herpes are antiviral drugs like acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir. For a new infection, oral treatment is quite helpful. They are not very effective against recurrent outbreaks, and creams or ointments usually don't work at all. Onging oral treatment can help prevent outbreaks. Sulfadiazine won't help at all. See a doctor experienced in herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Foban Cream: Foban cream is a topical treatment for bacterial skin infections. It could be used for an abrasion that is infected. ...Read more
I get pimples when i apply a cream for eczema... I also apply an oil-resistant cream which gives ne pimples. What do I do?
Need: You need other treatment. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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