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can monistat be used for seborrheic dermatitis

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Max strength: use max strength selsun blue that is 1% or better is selsun not selsun blue that is 2% and perhaps is still prescription item. Do not use more often t ... Read More

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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Better?: More time if getting better.However if not improving then see your provider and if they do not know what to do ask for referral to Dermatology
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: This is an antibiotic and seborrheic dermatitis is not an infection.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Seborrheic dermatitis is treated with topical agents, such as selenium containing shampoos and ketoconazole shampoo.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Only for yeast: Clotrimazole (and all drugs ending in "azole") are anti-fungal antibiotics. They only work against yeast (candida) and fungal infections. If your vagi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Eczema is not a bacterial infection.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It will not help treat psoriasis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
No: Yeast does not cause acne would not help or is not acne.
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
High Potency Steroid: Dermovate(clobetasole) is a high potency corticosteroid cream used for severe inflammatory conditions for short periods when milder steroid cream are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is a high potency steroid cream and in children we try to stay with the mid strength steroid creams. It can be absorbed to some extent and can caus ... 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 female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Wrong choice: This is the worst thing you can do for tinea versicolor. It will encourage fungal growth long-term and risk damaging your skin in the process. With al ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Not cured: Creams can treat the symptoms (itching, dryness and flaking) but not the cause. You should consider using a mild soap (dove), good moisturizer (aquap ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Soak at night feet in 1/3 -vinegar/water for 15 minutes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes, briefly: Triamcinolone is a long-acting corticosteroid used for a variety of problems. It is much stronger than the usual type of corticosteroid that is inclu ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
May be, depending...: Yes, you may use it for intractable itchy skin lesions like psoriasis, eczema, etc. but lightly as instructed after being ineffective from using other ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Using topical steroi: No. You need any antifungal substance to treat through ringworm. The problem is that only rarely is the diagnosis accurately made with the scraping an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: it is an antibacterial cream. You need an antifungal treatment.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Sometimes Tinea can be resistant to certain antifungal. No harm in giving OTC a try if it recurs. Go back to the Rx if it doesn't work.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It would help many cases of vulvar dystrophy and has anti-yeast effect as well. It should only be used sparingly and 3 times a week maximum.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that ecze ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Nystatin: I prefer spectazole (econazole) 1%

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