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What over-the-counter medications can help with cellulitis?

What over-the-counter medications can help with cellulitis?

Topical creams: Creams containing caffeine or theophylline may possibly help. Coconut oil and essential oils have also been recommended. Coenzyme a, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, cocoa butter vitamins a, c, and e, retinol and retin-a. Strivectin is one brand which contains a retinoid that is promoted for treatment of cellulite and stretch marks. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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What over the counter vitamin can help with inflammation for asthma?

What over the counter vitamin can help with inflammation for asthma?

None: Asthma is a chronic lung condition with an inflammation of airway. This inflammation is best controlled by inhaled steroid. From dietary source, fish oil has an antiinflammatory effect. ...Read more

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What over the counter vitamin can i purchase to help with inflammation for atshma?

What over the counter vitamin can i purchase to help with inflammation for atshma?

Asthma: Your asthma has been diagnosed? What has been prescribed for your asthma? You can increase your intake of magnesium. Magnesium asks as a smooth mule relaxant for your bronchioles. ...Read more

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Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Calamine lotion: No medicine will clear up shingles. However you can try to put some soothing cream on the area to keep it from being uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What medications cure ascariasis? And can you get any of them over the counter?

What medications cure  ascariasis? And can you get any of them over the counter?

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

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What are over-the-counter meds I can use to help the itching?

What are over-the-counter meds I can use to help the itching?

Depends on cause : The best answer to your question may depend upon what caused the itching as there are a number of different OTC products one can use, some taken by mouth such as Benadryl and others such as topical creams, lotions or sprays applied to the affected area(s). ...Read more

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Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

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

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Any over the counter medications you can recommend for anxiety?

Any over the counter medications you can recommend for anxiety?

Herbals: Valerian root, Passionflower, Chamomile and Kava (potential for liver problems) are some natural approaches to anxiety. However, I recommend by approaching this by non-pharmacologic means first. ...Read more

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Have neck pain and stiffness every day diagnosed with arthritis. Over the counter medications do not help. What are some of the treatments available?

Have neck pain and stiffness every day diagnosed with arthritis. Over the counter medications do not help. What are some of the treatments available?

Neck pain: Try sleeping flat in bed without a pillow. Sleep with an ice pack or aheating pad set on low, whichever is more comfortable for you. Above all, enroll in a physical therapy program. Ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

Rx medications: Cellulitis is a medical issue and could lead to serious conditions (i.e. septic shock, necrotizing fasciitis). It is advisable to seek out a physician to help evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter: Anti-inflammatories (ie Motrin / alleve) can be helpful but used in warning with high cardiovascular risk and GI ulcer. Acetominophen ( tylenol) is also beneficial but used in warning with active liver issues. ...Read more

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What are some over the counter medicine i can use for vaginal pimples/folliculitis?

What are some over the counter medicine i can use for vaginal pimples/folliculitis?

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 more

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Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream . "Over the counter"?

Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream . "Over the counter"?

"Yeasty Beasty": Yeast/fungal infections can affect many parts of the body, inc. the skin/scalp, nails, genitals, mouth, etc. Assuming that you have a vaginal yeast infection, several safe, effective "over the counter" remedies are available, like Monistat. Use according to the label directions for best results. See your doc for an exam, testing & possible presciption med if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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Is there anything that i can do to help with the itchiness caused by my prescription pain medication?

Is there anything that i can do to help with the itchiness caused by my prescription pain medication?

Switch?: Sometimes there are alternative drug classes you can try that might not cause the itchiness (it depends on what you are taking and what for). If this isn't possible or practical, taking an over-the-counter antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help (though this can be somewhat sedating for some). ...Read more

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What over-the-counter oral medication can help with ringworm on scalp?

Scalp ringworm: You can try tinactin (tolnaftate) or Nizoral cream. Ring worm in this area of the body can be hard to get rid of and you may need to get a prescription from you doctor if those are not working. ...Read more

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Are there any prescription meds or over the counter products to help me gain weight?

Are there any prescription meds or over the counter products to help me gain weight?

Yes / Why!: There are a lot of over the counter supplements that are high calorie protein supplements that can help, some are available by prescription or OTC and there are medications that can help with weight gain, the OTC ones promising muscle bulk are hype for the most part. The real question here is why? Does it run in the family? Are you underweight? Losing weight? Thyroid checked? Adrenals checked? ...Read more

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What are some of the over counter things that help with percocet withdraws?

What are some of the over counter things that help with percocet withdraws?

Depends: Withdrawal is usually short in duration and should not last more than a few days. It depends on the side effect. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with nausea and imodium/pepto can help with GI effects like diarrhea. If symptoms are too severe then call your doc. ...Read more

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