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What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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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 more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...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 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 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 over-the-counter acne treatment?

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

OTC Acne meds: Something that smells good, works well and is portable. A bit of color is an additional plus so you can treat and camouflage at the same time! salicylic acid and low percentage benzoyl peroxide are common ingredients. ...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 over-the-counter skin care product?

What should I look for in an over-the-counter skin care product?

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 more

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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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Is there an oral antibiotic or supplement a doctor could give me for my seborreic dermatitis ? Creams don't seem to be working .

Is there an oral antibiotic  or supplement a doctor could give me for my seborreic dermatitis ? Creams don't seem to be working .

The is no: Antibiotic for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. One of the best treatments is to rub oil of any kind into the scalp in at night and let it sit overnight . In the morning gently shampoo out and rinse with a moisturiZer. Repeat as often as needed ...Read more

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Could you please suggest me ay ointments for pigmentation and also is metasone ointment is safe for skin ?

Could you please suggest me ay ointments for pigmentation and also is metasone ointment is safe for skin ?

Hydroquinone: 4% Hydroquinone is the one we usually prescribed. Tri-Luma cream is the most popular. The efficacy depends individually. Metasone ointment is a relatively high potent cortisone ointment, not safe for areas above neck, skin folds, genitalia. ...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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What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

SPF 15: It is a good idea to look for an spf higher than 15, and the higher you can tolerate, the better the protection (the reason for tolerance is that the higher spf moisturizers often feel more greasy). ...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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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 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?

Diet and topicals: Dietary adjustments by decreasing simple sugars is the most important way of managing this. Steroids are a temporary measure, if seborrheic dermatitis then okay to use for flare ups but topical antifungals would need to be used for several months to fully eradicate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What should I look for in soaps if I have eczema?

What should I look for in soaps if I have eczema?

Cleansing bar: Use cleansing bar such as dove, carress, cetaphil, or aveeno (oatmeal). These are suited for people with eczema. ...Read more

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What should I look for in medicines for a skin allergy if i'm pregnant?

What should I look for in medicines for a skin allergy if i'm pregnant?

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 more

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