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Can I use ketoconazole cream on my face for folliculitis

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. N.: Ketoconazole is not appropriate treatment for folliculits, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to consult a dermatologist.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
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,
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Ketoconazole: It's best to check with your OB/GYN. Although ketoconazole is Pregnancy Class B - there are some uncertainties regarding fetal toxicity and the way th... Read More
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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fungus...: Ketoconazole is used for fungal infections on the skin. Eczema is best treated with regular moisturizing cream and steroid creams/lotions such as hydr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes but why?: It is safe on the scalp but the scalp is an unusual site for yeast infection
A member asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Shifting clouds?: Not sure what you mean by "shifting clouds" . Please resubmit question. In general, it is not advisable to use expired medication.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes and no: Dermatitis can cause hypopigmentation (tinea versicolor, a fungal infection, is an example) and ketoconazole cream, which is an antifungal cream and n... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Questionable: If you have been treating your skin area that long it needs to be evaluated and changes made. Not sure what you mean by asking gone as if it is truly... Read More

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