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Which Is More Potent Permethrin Or Pyrethrin
Prednisone is more potent than cortef (hydrocortisone) as an anti inflammator but is it also more potent in the breakdown of glycogen to glucose?
Steroids: What is the question what you have said is true. ...Read more
Scabicides: are available by prescription only, due to their toxicity. ...Read more
What is stronger? Hydrocodone syrup or promethazine codeine syrup? In otherwords, which is more addicting or which one has a stronger sedative effect?
YES: Hydrocodone is a narcotic and should never be taken without a prescription. As a general rule, when experiencing pain always try a non-narcotic pain medication first, such as advil, aleve, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc, before taking a narcotic, even when the narcotic has been prescribed by your doctor. Pain rarely kills, but narcotics can. Especially when combined with alcohol or other sedatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless
Why not both: There is certainly no reason not to use both of them 1 in the morning and one in the night, unless you get to dry period start one first use it for 2 or 3 weeks and then if you have no problem you can start the other one every other night and if you tolerate it advance tonightly. ...Read more
Scratch treatment: Most scratches don't require medication. If there is bleeding, your body will make a scab that will close the wound. It depends on what scratched you. Cat scratches, can be infectious. If your scratched area develops an infection, you need to have it checked. But if you must pick one or the other, pick antibiotic for most scratches. Unless it was poison ivy, then you have a 96% chance of allergy. ...Read more
Oxycodone stronger: Etodolac is a NSAID (non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug), in the same family, as,ibuprofen. It might be more useful for dealing with bone and joint pain Oxycodone is a narcotic, in the same family as morphine or codeine. This class of drugs is the most potent available for dealing with acute pain, but had addiction potential and tachyphylaxis (requiring more over time to achieve the same result) ...Read more
For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?
Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more
Which is more effective in treating telangectasia : ndyag or pulsed dye laser... And which is more safe?
Which medication is more effective in treating insomnia,promethazine or diphenhydramine ? Which one causes more sedative effect ?
It depends: The best way to treat insomnia most of the time is with improved sleep hygiene - avoid late day naps or caffeine, only use your bed for sleeping, and ensure you have a proper diet and exercise. Sedation is a side effect of the medicines you mentioned, patients may feel more sedate from either one depending on many things. ...Read more
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Are antibody injections to treat chronic hives made from human fluids? Isn't that more risky (infections etc) than taking synthetic antihistamines?
No: There are no injections to treat chronic hives that are made specifically from human fluids. The only injection approved for the treatment of chronic hives is called omalizumab, which is a monoclonal antibody made from recombinant DNA, not human fluids. Omalizumab is very expensive and usually only used when a patient is not responding to antihistamines. ...Read more
Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?
Topical clindamycin: This can indeed cause bowel problems - like diarrhea because if you think about it, the clindamycin lotion will absorb into your skin and thus make it's way to the bowels. If you're having diarrhea after starting this, you should get it checked out. Any antibiotic side-effect should be taken seriously. I would start with the doc who prescribed the clindamycin - give them a call today. ...Read more
Are the ingredients in aerosol anti perspirant harmful for you when compared to regular anti-perspirant. Aerosol has lots more ingredients is Butane!
The amount: you are "exposed" to of the "carrier" in aerosol antiperspirants is so small it should not have ANY long term effects of any kind MT OPINION ONLY! Dr Z ...Read more
Either one: They both worked temporarily to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays. The better one would be the one you put on most frequently and completely. The spray might help areas that you can't reach, but the claim can put on a thicker or more penetrating layer. The choice is yours. ...Read more
Lice and Scabies: Pyrethrin is used to treat lice, which are tiny insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area (crabs), or the body. This medication works by paralyzing and killing lice. Permethrin is used to treat scabies ('mites that attach themselves to the skin) in adults and children 2 months of age and older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With care: Permethrin acts as a neurotoxin with greater effects on cold-blooded creatures like insects, fish, reptiles than warm- blooded. Overdoses can cause nausea, headaches, muscle weakness, excessive salivation and seizures. It has been classified by the epa as a likely human carcinogen. Thus, use sparingly and not around highly absorbable surfaces like any mucous membranes (nose, eyes, mouth). ...Read more
Permethrin: is usually applied once and repeated in 1-2 weeks. Treatment of family members and decontamination of your home is very important so that repeated doses beyond the two above can be avoided. Although generally regarded as safe for short term use, repeated doses increases concern for toxicity (particularly in the very young or elderly) and can be very irritating to the skin. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Assuming you have successfully treated the scabies. It will likely take 1-2 weeks for the redness to subside. Topical steroids may help speed this process up. Make sure you wash all clothes, towels, sheets, and blankets following Permethrin treatment to make sure any residual mites are eradicated. ...Read more
New bumps after Rx: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. New bumps should not develop unless they are from a hypersensitivity reaction or if the infestation was not completely cleared. An examination of skin scrapings can reveal the difference. ...Read more
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