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can i use ketoconazole cream on my face for folliculitis

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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Desonide is a steroid and can attenuate allergic and inflammatory conditions of the facial skin. Keto conazole is an anti-fungal and can be used for ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Alpha hydroxy cream: If you are on ketoconazole cream, you are better off focusing on clearing up your fungal infection toon. Wait to use your alpha hydroxy cream,
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fungal : infections would take longer time to clear at times, or it may be a different problem, not the given diagnosis. Continue treatment as prescribed, see ... 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 female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin lesions: It is impossible to try and diagnose the cause of skin lesions without seeing these. Don't know if you have access to a dermatologist, but that would ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Use as prescribed.: Always better to use medications as prescribed by doctor or as recommended on packaging.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not right after: Let the Metrogel take effect and start to work, and absorb into your skin for best effectiveness. After several hours, you can then use a lotion if n ... Read More
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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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Many options: Seborrheic dermatitis responds to a wide variety of treatments. You and your physician will want to work together to find what works for you. It's not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Determine Rash Cause: Prior to self administering Nystatin cream, determine the etiology of the rash by visiting your physician. Nystatin would be ineffective if you have ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You can: You can and hopefully you will eventually staycclear.
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: Lactocalamine appears to be an indian brand, at least, that's what i found when i searched online. So i'm not clear what specific lotion you're referr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: You can use it. It may make your scalp somewhat greasy. If it comes as a shamp oo you may find it easier to use.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamal Singh
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended. : Steroid creams are not suitable for acne. Need regimen of cleansers, antimicrobial topical or systemic and further down the line retinoids if initial ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler
13 years experience Family Medicine
I would avoid: Using steroids for acne. Focus more on mainstay of treatment, like keeping a cleansing regimen right for your skin type. Benzyl alcohol and other wash ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: This is the cream used to treat scabies. Typically in adults and older children scabies do not affect head/face/scalp. This is not true in young child ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not for that.: Cheaper to use Vaseline petroleum jelly which is in many ointments. Save the mupirocin for infections to prevent resistant bacteria.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Not the best idea: Beclomin contains a potent steroid, which can be dangerous to use on the face. It also contains and anti fungal medication, which is definitely not n ... Read More

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