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What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

See below: Unfortunately, no over-the-counter nail fungus treatments available have actually been proven effective in peer-reviewed studies. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist would i see for a toenail fungus?

What kind of specialist would i see for a toenail fungus?

A podiatrist or derm: You can see a podiatrist or a dermatologist for this condition. Either specialist can take a culture of the nail and make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good anti-wrinkle cream?

What should I look for in a good anti-wrinkle cream?

Wrinkle creams: Moisturizer, sunscreen and Retin-A are the best things one can do to try to reverse photoaging. Fraxel laser resurfacing and portrait plasma treatments can be done on those patients who haven't been able to do such a regimen for long term to improve their texture and coloration. ...Read more

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Which doctor do I see for a toenail fungus?

Which doctor do I see for a toenail fungus?

Podiatrist: Podiatrist should be up to date on the latest treatment options and the effectiveness of the different options. Dermatologist should also know. There is new data on different laser treatments and how effective they are. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good arthritis cream?

What should I look for in a good arthritis cream?

Personal choice: Most arthritis creams work on the idea of a "pain gate, " in which the cream causes a tingle or mild burning sensation that prevents the nerves from carrying pain information because they are already full of tingle/burn information. One common active ingredient is capsaicin. It is important to remember that these creams may dull pain, but they do not fix the underlying problem. ...Read more

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What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

Prescription: Scabies is not treatable with over the counter products as opposed to head lice. Elimite (permethrin) is the most often used scabicide .It is effective and safe. Even after adequate treatment itching can persist for several days and may need a topical or internal sterojd to resolve the post scabies itching. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a steroid cream for phimosis?

What should I look for in a steroid cream for phimosis?

Prescription : The creams which work are prescription strength such as 0.1% Betamethasone cream to be applied twice daily for 2 months. There are no side effects and one can expect an 80 % chance of success. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

Sal acid and Tar: Psoriatic scalp often is also colonized by a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale, which is the same yeast that causes dandruff. Treatment involves controlling yeast proliferation and exfoliating. Otc shampoos for dandruff generally helps with psoriasis as well such as head and shoulder, neutrogena t-gel, neutrogena t-sal, dhs, or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?

What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?

Elastiderm: Obagi elastiderm is clinically proven to increase eyelid skin elastin. However: i recommend a combination of botox, laser resurfacing or chemical peel, and possibly blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in addition to at home skin care. Retin-a should be used sparingly on the thin skin of the eyelid area. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you see for a toe nail fungus?

Doctor Fungus: A podiatrist may be the best choice but there are several primary care and dermatologists who will also be able to help you. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti-aging skin product?

What should I look for in an anti-aging skin product?

A C and E: Different forms of vitamin a include retinoids, retinol and retin a (tretinoin). These are related compounds that have proven collagen boosting effects. The products available over the counter usually do not contain enough active ingredient to be very effective. Vitamin c also has collagen boosting effects and powerful antioxidant effects. Vitamin e is another great antioxidant. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti-fungal cream to treat athlete's foot?

What should I look for in an anti-fungal cream to treat athlete's foot?

Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin: These are the two topical antifungal medications recommended by a lot of doctors. Follow the directions and use for the prescribed treatment times. If they do not work see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of practitioner would one see for a fairly severe nail infection?

Can you tell me what kind of practitioner would one see for a fairly severe nail infection?

Have it evaluated: Have it evaluated by a podiatrist if it is on the foot. If it is on the hand, have it evaluated by you primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for yeast infection that i can get at my pharmacy?

What is a good medication for yeast infection that i can get at my pharmacy?

Some homeopathic opt: Lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good dermabrasion product?

What should I look for in a good dermabrasion product?

Not sure: Dermabrasion machines are of 2 kinds, those that use crystals such as aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, and those that use a diamond-tipped surface, to sand away small uneven spots on the surface of the skin. Professional machines should be fda-approved for medical use. Good results can depend on the judgment and skill of the physician using the machine, rather than on the machine itself. ...Read more

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