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What Is The Best Treatment For Itching All Over
Depends: Jock itch is a colloquial term for fungal infection. If that is what you have, any of the over the counter antifungal creams/ointments should work. If that does not help, it would be prudent to see a doctor. You may consult this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jock-itch/basics/definition/con-20021468 ...Read more
Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case. ...Read more
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See below: If you aren't already taking anything, you could try over the counter antihistamines - both H1 and H2 blockers like zyrtec and zantac. However, if you've had hives for 8 weeks, you need to see your PCP. You may need to be referred for allergy testing or have other things looked at. ...Read more
Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! it is also highly contagious and you risk spreading it around. Unlike head lice, scabies has not developed resistance to its established treatment, prescription topical Permethrin 5% also called Elimite or Acticin (permethrin) (here in the United States). ...Read more
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antihistamines: Hives are often made worse or appear primarily in association with stress or stressful events/ situations. Hives can be controlled or prevented with the use of long-acting antihistamines such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). Unfortunately, you must take them in advance, so that probably means daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calcineurin Agents: Calcineurin inhibitors are often prescribed as an alternative to topical corticosteroids or when other treatments have failed or lead to unwanted side effects. Unlike topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors do not thin the skin and can be applied to sensitive areas, such as the face and eyelids, where corticosteroids are avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teething: the best medication is Acetaminophen in appropriate doses and only when the teething is causing excess discomfort. Keep in mind that teething is an ongoing process and not always the only case of discomfort. Teething doses not cause fever or a runny nose. If your baby seems in too much pain, take him/her to see your pediatrician to be sure that is all that is the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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