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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on what your skin care needs are... Do you have problems with acne? Dry skin? In general, products that are fragrance-free and lack unnecessary ingredients are preferred. Some safe choices are cerave & cetaphil products. You should see your physician or be evaluated by a dermatologist for more specific recommendations given your skin type. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there an oral antibiotic or supplement a doctor could give me for my seborreic dermatitis ? Creams don't seem to be working .
Could you please suggest me ay ointments for pigmentation and also is metasone ointment is safe for skin ?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can I buy an over the counter alternative to ketoconazole? My dermatologist is quite a drive and I need a quick fix for my yeast skin condition.
I use OTC hydrocortisone cream for the seborrheic dermatitis in my ear canals, but it comes back weekly. I can feel & see it. Any other options?
I want to treat my family for tapeworms etc. What medicine should I look for at the local pharmacy that would be used for this?
None: There is no good over-the-counter medication for tapeworm. Please see your physician for the appropriate prescriptions, based on diagnosis, patient size, and patient age. ...Read more
Skin Rash: Start with topical anti-itch creams (1% Hydrocortisone and/or benadryl). If you need to use an oral antihistamine, both zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. Allegra is not safe in pregnancy. You can always ask your OB or an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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