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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Can you use the over the counter "wart remover" to do cryotherapy, or does it need to be done by a physician? Thank you

Can you use the over the counter "wart remover" to do cryotherapy, or does it need to be done by a physician?  Thank you

Just do it.: The reason it's allowed to be over the counter is because testing has shown that a typical consumer has the ability to use it safely and effectively. Now get out there and give it a try. ...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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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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I would just like to know of an excellent over the counter cream or creams that would help with the case of dermatitis on my legs/ankle. Thank you.

I would just like to know of an excellent over the counter cream or creams that would help with the case of dermatitis on my legs/ankle. Thank you.

No such thing: as excellent cream for dermatitis OTC, dermatitis cause need to be sorted out first, kindly see a dermatologist or start with your primary doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Hello, what would you recommend for the most effective OTC treatment for folliculitis on the buttocks?

Hello, what would you recommend for the most effective OTC treatment for folliculitis on the buttocks?

OTC-may not work: You can try using a 50/50 combination of Neosporin(triple antibiotic ointment) and 1% hydrocortisone cream mixed together and applied with a glove or large Q-tip: may help a bit; however, if not improving within 3 days, see your physician for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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As a doctor do you recommend your patient to use cream hair removal on the face and what kind of words or ingredient I look for the best cream thanks?

As a doctor do you recommend your patient  to use cream hair removal on the face and what kind of words or ingredient I look for the best cream thanks?

Creams can be irrita: Facial hair is best treated with electrolysis if you want it to be permanent. Facial creams can be irritating and cause other facial problems. I would not recommend a cream for this purpose. A question would be, why do you have facial hair. Does it need to be investigated further? There may be an underlying problem with your hormones. This would require different treatment. Further history is req ...Read more

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For mild hemorrhoid, what other effective prescription or OTC medicines you recommend for your patients that are not steroid based medicine. Thanks

For mild  hemorrhoid, what other effective  prescription or OTC medicines you recommend for your patients that are  not steroid based medicine. Thanks

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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I have ringworm of the skin. Ive used over-the-counter topicals and it is continuing to spread. Would you suggest an oral prescription?

I have ringworm of the skin. Ive used over-the-counter topicals and it is continuing to spread. Would you suggest an oral prescription?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis is the medical term for ringworm. Athlete's foot, Men's Jock itch are also caused by the same fungal types. The infection likely runs too deep for the topicals to penetrate. Oral medications like fluconazole, terbinafine or itraconazole work really well. Your doctor should monitor your liver during treatment and you should be pregnant or breast-feeding while taking any of this. ...Read more

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What over the counter medication can you prescribe to perform a 3 week abortion!

What over the counter medication can you prescribe to perform a 3 week abortion!

Not over-the-counter: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more

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Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?

Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?

Depression: Best approach isto have parents take you to see a Mental Health Professional for proper diagnosis & treatment recommendations. There are many over the counter mood enhancers but all come with a price to pay, SIDE EFFECTS. ...Read more

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I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?

I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?

Treating conjunctivi: Conjunctivitis can be due to viral infection, in that case it will not produce much in the way of pus or sticky eyelids/eyelashes(this is a sign of bacterial infection). Bacterial infections can be treated with a triple antibiotic eye ointment which is available over ythe counter. Viral infections go away on their own, just wash your eyes with warm water or use saline drops several times/day ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have acne flareups, any over the counter medicines you would recommend that doesn't upset my skin?

Hi doctor I have acne flareups, any over the counter medicines you would recommend that doesn't upset my skin?

See a dermatologist: Not everybody is the same. Usually the best therapies for adult women with acne are prescriptions. Your menstrual history and use of any birth control are important factors. Tretinoin gel or cream. Oral spironolactone. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Aloe and aspirin: As long as you can take aspirin, it is the best acute pain reliever for sunburn, along with a soothing gel like aloe vera. Sometimes your treatment may require oral and / or topical steroids. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can I use to take it away? Or even home remedies?

What over the counter medicine can I use to take it away? Or even home remedies?

Take what away?: What are you trying to take away? Please write back w/more specifics so that we can best address your concerns. Or arrange for a Virtual Consult w/any HealthTap doc. ...Read more

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Would you be able share some insight as to what is the most effective OTC remedey for rosacea that would relieve or prevent further exacerabation of mild roseaca? I have been told cetaphil works however I am little reluctant to use any OTC due to the nat

Would you be able share some insight as to what is the most effective OTC remedey for rosacea that would relieve or prevent further exacerabation of mild roseaca?  I have been told cetaphil works however I am little reluctant to use any OTC due to the nat

Avoid irritants: There are different stages of rosacea...A dermatologist ... Should be consulted.... Antibiotics and different topical agents can be very effective... Chemical peels and red light led can be used... As well as intense pulsed light ... There currently is no permanent solution so management is critical. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more