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clobetasol for acne

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Steroid for acne: Clobetasol is a high potency coritcosteroid that helps reduce redness and inflammation. However, if used for extended periods would worsen acne. See ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Terrible choice: This is a glucocorticoid. It will suppress inflammation just enough to allow the bacteria to overgrow and come back with a vengeance. This class of me ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Perioral dermatitis: See a dermatologist. Why using clobetasol on face? It may cause perioral dermatitis. STOP IT!!!. You will benefit from oral minocycline and tacrolimus ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne or other: You could have comedonal acne which does have an element of inflammation to it which is why the clobetasol helps. You could also have Rosacea which is ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
ACNE AND CLOBETASOL: CLOBETASOL IS FOR ITCHING AND RASHES, NOT FOR ACNE! SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . .
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated condi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
You may benefit: from advice from a Board Certified PLASTIC surgeon who may present a different "view" from that seen by the dematologist! MICRO-SURGERY is an ADVANCIN ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
15 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Antifungal: Ketoconazole is an anti fungal cream (used to treat things like athlete's foot and ringworm.) It will not be effective in the treatment of acne, whic ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
26 years experience Urgent Care
Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such a ... Read More
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