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What Does Ringworm Look Like And Are Any At Home Treatments
Red ring, clear middle: Ringworm rash is slightly raised, red ring with normal looking skin in the middle. It may be slightly itchy or not itchy at all. Home treatments? Tea tree oil, athlete's foot cream [clotrimazole, miconazole, lotrimin, terbinafine, tolnaftate]. Keep it covered. Don't share your clothing, towels, hairbrushes or other personal items. If it spreads or doesn't get better after 4 weeks, then see your doc. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
What over-the-counter medicine can be used for treatment of scabies for body and furniture? What do they look like on your skin?
There are none: Scabies mites cannot be killed by over-the-counter meds. Prescriptions include: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton 10%, lindane 1%, sulfur ointment 5-10%, and oral ivernectin pills (off-label). The mites burrow under the skin, and look like small red raised bumps. Clothing and bedding from 2-3da before treatment should be washer in hot soapy water, dried in hot drier; or placed in airtight bag x 7da. ...Read more
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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
I have red patches on my face and they are not going i tried a lot of topical medications but they are not working such as cutivate what is the cure?
What are treatments i can use long term for psoriasis? I have psoriasis on my face and want to know what types of treatments are available long term that are not overly expensive.
The red spots are responding to anti fungal cream but there are a lot and i can't get to all of them. Not itchy but spreading fast. What do I do?
What's the best at home natural pain relief for a boil? And what other natural alternatives are there if ointments or at home remedies arnt available
Skin abscess: Small skin abscesses (boils) will heal over time but often speeded by minor surgery to drain pus. Standard pain meds are recommended, such as aspirin (a "natural" medication derived from the willow tree). If the abscess is large, or with much pain or surrounding redness or fever, for sure needs drainage and often an antibiotic. In such cases, relying on "natural" remedies can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Scabies: Hello. 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 >>. ...Read more
See your doctor: "blood poisoning" is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
There are many red bumps on my butt. I'm not sure what caused them or what they are. They look like mosquito bites and have been there for 2 weeks.
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
Many things: First i would recommend you see a dentist to find out why they are bleeding and see what the recommended treatment is. At home, regular brushing 2-3x/day, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash will help. It usually takes 2-3 weeks of regular maintenance to notice a change in the gums. A water irrigation device like a waterpik is also very helpful. But first, see a dentist! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common symptoms: Include irregular periods, acne, hair loss, excess hair on the body and face, difficulty losing weight or easy weight gain. Also, anxiety and depression, frequent yeast infections, and painful periods. Diet is the most important treatment. Low carbohydrate diet with good sources of protein, vegetables and fat will help control Insulin levels and help stabilize hormone levels. ...Read more
Depends: Vitamins are rarely needed if one has access to high quality nutrition. If your GI tract has problems absorbing nutrients, you are intolerant to some foods or have increased nutrient losses, they are appropriate.Vits a, e, d&k are retained & can cause pbs if taken in excess.The rest are not stored. Some people want the extra, studies are conflicting on any benefits to healthy people. ...Read more
I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.
Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower which is good for dry skin. There are many. Body wash (Dove, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, Cetaphil) can be used in the shower for scalp +face as well as the body. Look for a liquid cortisone. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are home remedies for hep c like for no energy to do anything? Tired all the time and not on treatment no doc to see either
Are there any remedies like a cream I can buy at the pharmacy for fast results for lightening skin?
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