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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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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection & skin down there is very raw. I am on diflucan (fluconazole). What over-the-counter product can soothe small tears on labia? Any creams?

I have a yeast infection & skin down there is very raw. I am on diflucan (fluconazole). What over-the-counter product can soothe small tears on labia? Any creams?

Yeast vaginal: there are several over the counter medicines that you could try; Gyne-Lotrimin, Monistat cream. At times high blood sugar could also cause yeast infections. So if this problem continues see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter product for psyrosis in the scalp area?

Is there an over-the-counter product for psyrosis in the scalp area?

What do you mean?: You mean psoriasis, if that you means psoriasis, here is mypersonal experience. Psoriasis soap, psoriasis lotion, psoriasis cream or psoriasis conditional.Manuka, neem and karanja known for their anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties, control itchiness while avocado moisturizes your scalp and hair. This natural conditioner for scalp psoriasis leaves your hair clean. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter product that will increase the size of my penis or at least give me an erection?

Is there an over-the-counter product that will increase the size of my penis or at least give me an erection?

Be careful: I'm not aware of anything that has been proven safe or effective. Suppliments have been excepted from fda scrutiny as long as it is labeled "not designed to treat any medical condition" this is a dangeous cop out by the congress. There have been reports of many otc suppliments coming from china that actually contain meds like viagra (sildenafil) without labeling. Talk with your pcp about your problem. ...Read more

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Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...Read more

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I workout, & eat very healthy. Over the counter products don't work or my skin seems to have allergic reactions. What can be the cause of my outbreaks?

Need testing: If you have had allergic reactions to more than one unrelated cream or lotion it might reflect an allergy to one of the preservatives, color additives or fragrances in these products. To identify and help you avoid the offending ingredient, patch testing can be done by your dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more