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Can I use over-the-counter creams to remove age and sun spots?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are plenty of lotions and creams made for the treatment of age and sun spots that areavailable over-the-counter. Products with hydroquinone 2% , kojic acid, glycolic acid ordeoxyarbutin as the active ingredient work best for...

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What is the best treatment for burns that's available over-the-counter?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

The best over-the-counter treatment depends on exactly what kind of burn you have and howsevere it is. You need to see a doctor if you have a first- or second-degree burn that coversan area more than 2-3 inches in diameter. If you...

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Are there any treatments for scars?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Scars are the tough, fibrous tissues that replace normal skin during the natural process ofhealing. They may form as a result of acne, surgery, burns, or other injury. Fortunately, theappearance of scars improves over time. Freque...

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What are stretch marks?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Stretch marks, or striae, form when your skin is continuously stretched, as it is duringpregnancy, with weight changes, growth spurts, or while weight lifting, leaving permanentscars. In some cases, stretch marks may be caused by ...

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How can I prevent acne?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

You can prevent pimples by keeping your face clean and your hands away from your face. Usingany good cleanser or soap, gently wash the affected area two to three times daily. You treatmost cases of mild acne with over-the-counter ...

Source:  Walgreens

What can I do to relieve a skin rash associated with wearing a nicotine patch?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are a few things you can try to avoid or relieve a skin rash caused by a nicotinepatch: Put the patch on a different area of your body to see if the symptoms persist. Try another brand of patch; not all patches use the same ...

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What is clobetasol?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Clobetasol is atopical corticosteroid used to treat inflammation, itching, swelling and pain caused by skinconditions like eczema and psoriasis . It is one ofthe most potent topical steroids; therefore, it is intended for short te...

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What is Abreva?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Abreva? (docosanol) is anonprescription medication for treating cold sores or fever blisters caused by the herpessimplex virus (HSV). Abreva? is available as a 10% cream, which is applied to the sore orblister. Headache is the mos...

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Are there any over the counter products that will remove a tattoo?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Unfortunately, there are no products approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thatcan safely remove tattoos. There is no evidence that tattoo removal creams are effective. Inaddition, the FDA recommends against ordering ...

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Are there any treatments for genital warts?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

The best treatment for genital warts depends on the specific type of warts and their locationon the body. There are several prescription treatments for genital warts, but there is no cure for the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) that ca...

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What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat a yeast infection?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

While there are over-the-counter (OTC) vaginal antifungal (yeast infection) treatments, it isimportant to talk to your doctor first if you are pregnant, have diabetes, have decreasedimmunity due to a medical condition or medicatio...

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What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat a yeast infection?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

While there are over-the-counter (OTC) vaginal antifungal (yeast infection) treatments, it isimportant to talk to your doctor first if you are pregnant, have diabetes, have decreasedimmunity due to a medical condition or medicatio...

Source:  Walgreens

How can I prevent acne?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

You can prevent pimples by keeping your face clean and your hands away from your face. Usingany good cleanser or soap, gently wash the affected area two to three times daily. You treatmost cases of mild acne with over-the-counter ...

Source:  Walgreens

What's the difference between a cream and an ointment?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

A cream is a preparation of a medication for topical use (on the skin) that contains a waterbase. Essentially, it is a preparation of oil (often lanolin or petrolatum) in water. Anointment is a preparation of a medication for topi...

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Are there any prescription therapies for psoriasis?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

A number of prescription therapies are available for psoriasis, and are usually tried whenover-the-counter treatments don't help, or when symptoms are moderate to severe. Steroid creamsand ointments such as triamcinolone and betam...

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What is poison ivy?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Poison ivy is a plant that has three leaves on each stem and grows as a vine or bush. As thesaying goes "leaves of three, let them be", poison ivy should always be avoided. The leaves,roots, and stems of the plant contain oily che...

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Skin creams

For skin protection, relief and even healing, browse our selection of skin creams. If you have specific areas that need attention, try a hand cream, foot cream, eye cream or face cream. Also, all-over body creams work anywhere to help smooth and moisturize. You'll find a variety of skin cream sizes, scents, benefits and brands to choose from such as Neutrogena, L'Oreal and Olay.

Skin creams for specific needs

No matter your skin type, we have fortifying and restorative creams that can keep your skin soft and hydrated. Our selection of body creams include cleansing creams, shaving creams and firming creams. Lightening creams can help fade freckles, age spots and more. Eye creams can help treat dark circles, restore the delicate skin around your eyes and help firm and revive. Facial creams can help tighten, repair and even lift skin. For medical-strength creams, hypoallergenic lotions, anti-aging, wrinkle-reducing or night repair creams, shop Walgreens.com.

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