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can i use desoximetasone cream on ringworm

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Cortisone & sunburn: Sure, apply it 2-3 times a day, and don't overdo it. See the other tips i just posted for sunburn, including Aspirin and white vinegar.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
17 years experience Dermatology
Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Defame thawing: creams should be used as directed, may cause localized atrophy and excesses could be absorbed internally.
A 42-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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Clotrimazole: Sure. It's a good anti-fungal. If it's really ringworm, you should get a good result.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Helps with itching: Triamcinolone=steroid is sometime combined with antifungal cream to help with severe itching/irritation (inflammation). Steroid itself does not treat ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Its ok: Over-the-counter Clotrimazole products are usually intended to treat athlete's foot. Clotrimazole can be applied to the face if needed but you should ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective.
A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, you can. Do not get it in your eyes, mouth or nose.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Can, but not helpful: Folliculitis is a result of bacterial overgrowth/infections of your hair follicles...Typically just annoying rather than dangerous. It is basically a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not good idea in gen: There are some very specific, and relatively less common, vaginal disorders which can be treated appropriately with hydrocortisone, but for more commo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Steroid : A corticosteroid cream will help reduce redness temporarily , however , it is not meant as a long term treatment and does have the potential to aggrav ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) can be used on the skin, but only for the right reasons. The antifungal part gets rid of some tinea infecti ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
No: Only antifungals will kill fungal infections. Purchase otc terbinafine, lotrimin or any topical antifungal and apply as directed. You must also purcha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
40 years experience Gynecology
Around the opening: It is fine to use steroid creams around the vaginal opening where itching is a problem.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
You can...: But it probably won't help... unless you have scabies. Hope this helps!
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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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: You can but it is better to determine what is causing them to give you problems and fix that.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes, but: Can use but most likely will not help.
A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Anti funfal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream is essentially an anti fungal cream.I wouldn't use it for pimples.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Moisturizers: with or without low dose hydrocortisone will probably be more helpful than an antifungal cream, unless you actually have a fungal infection. Mixtures ... Read More
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