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betamethasone dipropionate cream for acne

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad choice: This is a glucocorticoid and will relieve inflammation some at the cost of greatly enhancing the growth of the bacteria. You will make it worse. Gluco ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Terrible choice: It will suppress the inflammation just enough to give the bacteria a growth edge for the long run, and cause some overgrowth of the sebaceous glands t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience Family Medicine
Cream: Avoid and Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have adrenal/liver problems, or diabetes. If your symptoms do not improve after 1 or 2 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No.: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory cream; it will make a fungal infection worse. Fungal infections of the sc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
No: Fungal infections on scalp travel down hair follicles and require oral anti fungal medications. Please get checked by a dermatologist who can confirm ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Megan Debell
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes - two medicines: The cream you have been prescribed contains two medicines - clotrimazole, which is antifungal, and Betamethasone dipropionate, which is a steroid (ant ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Antifungal & steroid: Clotrimazole is a very commonly used antifungal. Betamethasone is a fairly potent topical steroid that can reduce inflammation. A combination of the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Fungal infections: This combination of medicines (lotrisone) is used for the treatment of superficial fungal infections. It is best to have had some test to prove a fun ... Read More
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