Pruritus Ani :: (steroid) Dermol Lotion Worked

Aug 7, 2007

been given trimovate cream to apply twice a day (steroid) dermol lotion to wash the infected area twice a day. zinc and castor oil cream to act as a barrier. started this friday night and today i have no itch and the whole area looks a lot better. no idea how long it will last once i'm off it all though.

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Dermol 500, Cetraben Lotion And Then Clobetasol

I am a little confused because the doctor that I had seen (I am in the process of finding a new doctor) had briefly told me to put on Dermol 500 lotion, Cetraben Lotion, and then Clobetasol- in that order? Is this correct? Also, she did not mention how long I should wait in between each application. If anyone could provide me with some advice on that- it would be very helpful! 

A few days ago I posted about feeling worries about applying clobetasol cream on what I have left of my labia. Since the skin is thinned out, should I still apply the ointment on this area. I have been applying clob on the skin that has fused over my clitoris. I had sent the doctor I had seen a few days ago about where I should EXACTLY be applying the clob and her response was 'on the affected areas' (that was extremely helpful)...

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Pruritus Ani :: Anal Itching For A While Now

I have been suffering from anal itching for a while now, and have noticed some abnormalities, and i'm really worried. However i am a teen and unable to get to the doctors without asking my parent, which would then mean i'd have to inform them of the reason, and im too embarrassed to do so, further more im unsure whether there are female doctors at my clinic, so i haven't said anything.

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Pruritus Ani :: Stopping Anal Itching Especially After Hemorrhoids

One day I didn’t have hemorrhoids and the next day I did……I wasn’t even sure what it was but then went to my local supermarket that same day as I was in pain and got the regular creams and suppositories for hemorrhoids and this eased the pain. However, worse was to come as although I had eased the hemorrhoids I was left with a very embarrassing and itchy bum! I wasn’t sure what to do so went to the doctor who gave me Canesten hydrocortisone cream and this did work but it said to not use it for more than a week or 10 days (something like that) as it caused thinning of the skin etc and I know this can cause itchy skin. It was like a vicious cycle. I had to get off this steroid cream fast and came across a few articles that helped so I wanted to sum it up for anyone who has had this same problem, whether the anal itching was caused by haemorrhoids or something else. This is the routine I followed…..

I iced my anal passage with a lolly pop covered in kitchen roll and then applied what I can only describe as a miracle cream that is only available in this strength in America. The cream is called ‘Desitin’ maximum strength 40% zinc oxide diaper rash cream….yes it is basically just for babies with nappy rash but it is a true godsend. As I live in the UK, I had to get it off Amazon! It was a little dearer with shipping costs etc than normal but I would have paid anything. It has to be the 40% zinc oxide to work.

Within a few days my symptoms eased and have not returned. I think the cream helped to mend the skin and ease the itching at the same time and please make sure YOU DO NOT SCRATCH.

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Pruritus Ani :: Baby Wipes And Aloe Vera Gel Helped

One of the guests below on this site recommended using baby wipes and Aloe Vera gel. I do already use baby wipes but hadn't tried the Aloe Vera gel. I bought some and I can say yes, it does help a lot. It doesn't cure it - but the itching has reduced hugely at night.

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Chickenpox :: When To Use Calamine Lotion? After 3 Days?

When should i use the calamine lotion?some people says i should apply it after 3 days of my chicken pox. I would like to know is there any duration or when I should apply because it's itching badly...

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Pregnancy :: Stretch Marks - What Cream Or Lotion?

My stomach hasn't really started itching until now in less then couple hours I'll be 11 weeks . what cream or lotion do anybody recommend I really don't want stretch marks I wanna try everything to not get them .

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Penis :: Abrasion Due To Cheap Lotion For Masturbation

It happened by using "lube" when masturbating but it was obviously just some cheap lotion so it didn't work very well. I was doing it quite often until i could feel the skin start to kinda burn off so I stopped doing it. I looked down and there was a lot of skin removed, there was NO redness no blood or anything like that. It was simply the skin being removed. I never really let it heal, but I did notice it start healing in the week that I didn't self-pleasure. I tried to heal it again, this week actually, I haven't beat the meat since monday and I am noticing no noticeable change or skin coming out. Did I damage my penis forever? and, I use vaseline, and occasionally some moisturizers, but I don't really notice anything. Is this something that's gonna take a long time to heal? Am i prone to std/sti's? Honestly, I am also a "self sucker" so I did a bit of that while the abrasion still existed...

Any tips? aside for lay off the whacking (which I am) , am I prone to std/sti's? , Is it safe to have sex with this abrasion (unprotected)?

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Pregnancy :: Stretch Marks - Applying Cocoa Butter Lotion

32 weeks and I'm starting to get stretch marks and look worse by the day. I been applying cocoa butter lotion don't think it's working? Any of you have stretch marks at this point and what are you ladies using ?

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Pregnancy :: Stretch Marks - Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion

I'm 37 weeks and have been putting palmers lotion on my tummy since I found out I was pregnant. It wasn't till about 28 weeks I started to get stretch marks and now they're so awful. My tummy looks like a train wreck. I'm still continuing with the lotion although it clearly isn't doing much. I was wondering is there anything I can do from now till baby comes or after to make them not look so horrible?

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa - What Have You Tried And Worked?

Today I went to see a new dermatologist, I live in the uk near london and this was my first proper appointment with a dermatologist..

I have suffered for about 10 years only to find out last year what I actually suffered with.

I spoke to the man today, took pills and creams that I had been using.. These pills are basically vitamin pills with a bit more in which I have found helped me with my facial skin as my hs is all over my body, but mostly in the groin/armpit and top of my buttocks.

I asked him about diets, turmeric, intolerance testing, blood tests and he shot me down at all points laughing saying it's all rubbish and here's an information leaflet of what you have.. I am fully aware of what I have, I suffer with it daily thank you..

By looking at a lot of people on here it's mainly from the US, is there anyone here that's from the uk? What have you tried? And has it worked?

I broke down in the car park when I left, just felt useless and the person that I am going to for help has just laughed at me!!

He has put me on a 6 weeks course of minocycline anyone had these?

With the intent on keeping me on these if my situation gets better..

I just feel so useless.. I know we're all in the same boat and I just hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Proctosedyl Worked For Treating Piles?

I've just been diagnosed with hemorrhoids. From what I can tell, I've had them for a while. They advised me to change my diet to include a high amount of fibre and absolutely no straining when passing a bowel movement. They also prescribed me proctosedyl for it. However, from the packaging, this just seems to be pain relief or to ease discomfort. 

Is this true or am I misreading something? Do I need this to treat my hemorrhoids or will they heal up and go away by themselves if I change my diet?

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Banding For My Internal Hemorrhoids Worked

I've had my hemorrhoids for several years. It started out as a bit of blood on toilet paper after going to the bathroom. I did see a doctor about it and it was suggested it could be a hemorrhoid and was given suppositories and it was suggested I schedule a colonoscopy. I was 28 at the time. I tried the suppositories and they seemed to work so I didn't go through with the colonoscopy, which was probably not smart on my part.

The bleeding stopped for awhile but would come back. Over the next few years the hemorrhoid became large enough that it would stick out when I went to the bathroom and I'd have to push it back in. I finally worked up the nerve to have it checked and found a doctor I felt good about.

I went in this morning to a colorectal surgeon. He and his nurse were very nice. We talked for a few minutes, and then he had me get on the table for an exam. He used a small scope to look inside and said I had several hemorrhoids and that for the kind I had, banding was the recommended treatment. He said he could do it right now and that most people say it feels like a dull toothache for a day or two after the procedure.

The doctor banded the two largest hemorrhoids. The whole process took less than 30 seconds. The procedure was painless. About a minute after, I started to feel some discomfort like I really had to go to the bathroom. That sensation lasted for about 30 minutes. Then it became a dull pain. It's now 10 hours later and the dull pain remains. But, it's nothing unbearable. I was able to go about my normal activities (I was sure to have the doctor be clear on this) and I have been fine. Sitting in a car is most discomforting. Standing or laying down is best. I did sit in a hot bath and that has helped the discomfort quite a bit.

My doctor said the discomfort should go away in a day or two and the band should take about 5 days or so to fall off. I have a follow-up appointment in three weeks to probably band more hemorrhoids. I really thought I only had one big hemorrhoid but it turns out I have several. At least I know and feel much better about getting them taken care of.

All in all, I'm glad I finally had this done. The discomfort isn't a big deal and totally worth not having to worry about it and dealing with it when I go to the bathroom. I was able to take a nap this afternoon despite the discomfort.

I plan to update this over the next week, and maybe through my next appointment. I'm anxious to see how I feel in the morning!

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Abortion :: Misoprostol Worked Or Not - Cramps Only

My girlfriend took this last night and got cramps as she thought she was going to come on but never did and no blood. Could it not have worked? She was sick about one hour after taking it.

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Hepatitis C :: Sovaldi Worked - SVR After 4 Months

My Doctors say we have a victory. He says no one after 3 months being negative has relapsed.

We took a lab draw 4 months after the meds stopped am I'm clean. We will do another 6 months from now just to nail it in but he is confident I'm done with HCV.

I was Negative at the 3 months lab draw.

I was GenoType-2. Had it since 2006, treated twice on the interferon and Ribavirin, once for 6-mos and another a year later for a year. Relapsed both times.

We caught mine very early in the antibody stage.

I asked about the ones who relapse and the trend there seems to be obesity.

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Depression :: Mirtazapine -> Pregabalin -> Lofepramine - Nothing Worked

Have lost lots of time on medication that has not helped this year. From start of year have had depression/anxiety issues, for a time was on Mirtazapine, and then also Pregabalin. Things got worse and dose was upped of Mirt, progressively until we tapered me off it and moved me on to Lofepramine. The Preg/Life seemed to interact with negative side effects physically and I ran down the Preg, with no negative impact. So for a while was on Lofepramine only and I seem to have neither improved nor got disastrously worse, but have still really found the negative feelings a challenge. Sleep was patchy, but slowly improving, mornings though not as bad as when on the Mirt were still slow and tricky. I'm condensing months of this here. Sorry if its a bit of a brief summary.

The upshot was for a few weeks I was reduced down to half a 70g Lofepramine, and although things were still difficult my judgement was they were not particularly doing much to help step up from the mood I have had for quite some time now. So for 4 days I stopped it altogether. Now I have really struggled the last 2 mornings and have often been under a cloud. I think partly this could be just paranoia about stopping, but I gave in and took the decision to step the Lofepramine back up again and started on 70mg again today. At this point I am not really sure what to do and maybe need to reassess again with the doctor. Its probably fair to say Lofepramine may have helped more than anything else I have tried this year but I am not convinced it does enough.

So considering options. Have not yet gone down the road of an SSRI, so Sertraline, Escitalopram, or what or maybe I should have stayed off Lofepramine for longer to get a better view of whether I am just getting over some withdrawals from it and needed to persist.

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Hypothyroidism :: Vitamin D Deficiency - Supplements Worked

Hi.  I was diagnosed hypothyroid about three years ago and have been on varying doses of Levothyroxine ever since.  I was eventually fairly stable, (three-monthly blood tests) but then a lot of the original symptoms returned - utter fatigue and lethargy, painful and aching joints, weight gain, dry brittle hair - and palpitations on a daily basis etc etc.  I went back to my GP and said I wanted to have a moan about my thyroid because I was feeling so rubbish.  She sat back in her chair, said 'Moan away' and listened.  At the end of my whinge, she said she wanted me to have further blood tests to check my Cortisol and Vitamin D levels.  The Cortisol result was fine but she said I was quite badly deficient in Vitamin D.  For those who don't know, some hypothyroid people cannot absorb enough of this Vitamin (which I believe is actually a hormone) from natural sources.  So I immediately started a high dosage, six-week course of Ergocalciferol (Vit D + calcium) and within a few days I was feeling so much better.  The palpitations had stopped, my joint pain was easing and the extreme fatigue too.  Now, six weeks on, the doc has put me on a maintenance dose of Vit D and calcium, I am feeling so much better and my hair has even started growing again.  One thing that hasn't changed is my weight but that's an issue for another day.  The reason for this post is to say - if you are hypothyroid, taking levothyroxine and still feeling rubbish, consider asking your doc to have you tested for Vit D deficiency.  It might not be the answer, but it's certainly worth a try.  

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Fibroid Embolization Experiences? Has It Worked? Recommendations

I have a 6x6 cm fibroid which causes me heavy bleeding and pressure symptoms.

I will be seeing a doctor in two weeks to discuss treatment options as I refuse hysterectomy.

I'm 39 with no children.

I've been reading about embolization and would really like to get in touch with other women who have done this procedure. Has it worked for you? Has your bleeding (and life!) gone back to normal? Has your fibroid shrunk, if so by how much? How was the pain? Do you recommend embolization?

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Anxiety :: Propranolol Worked But Breathing Difficulty

I started taking propranolol last last and it made a huge difference in my anxiety feel like a new person today.. but the only thing is after taking it i feel like i couldn't breath like my airflow was being restricted ?

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Backache :: Paralysis After Low Back Steroid Injections?

Am wondering if anyone that has had shots in the lower back become numb or paralyzed from the waist down?

Two weeks after getting these shots I became paralyzed from waist down with daily headache and other problems.My pain dr. Put together a team of doctors who were able with strong medications to get my feeling back in my legs.They ran all kinds of tests that showed masse on liver,kidney,lung and large mass on thyroid.Blood sugar was 140 and then 61.Noone told me anything,they just told me I could go home with meds and appointments for tomorrow and the 31st.

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Disc Prolapse :: Steroid Injections Work ?

steroid injections in spine do they work on prolapsed discs

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