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clobetasol for acne

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience in 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
ACNE AND CLOBETASOL: CLOBETASOL IS FOR ITCHING AND RASHES, NOT FOR ACNE! SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . .
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Accutane: Acticin is permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites. Accutane is a variant of vitamin a that is very useful for severe types ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (amb ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes but you needmore: This is certainly a good steroid but your dermatologist will be able to suggest a variety of other options.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
First choice: Tretinoin is generally the first prescription based choice for acne. It is very effective.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cre ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience in Dermatology
No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
Won't work: The cream you mention is a steroid cream meant for inflammatory, itching skin eruptions, and not for vitiligo.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammato ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Acticin is a brand name of permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ACNE: Benzoyl peroxide cream works better and is recommended by dermatologist as first line of treatment for acne.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience in Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, that is it's main indication.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Opinion: Most would say the benzoyl peroxide i think, i would
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid cream is utilized as a moisturizer for aging skin. It is not used for acne or eczema.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
For minor irregular: Microdermabrasion is essentially an advanced exfoliative techniques and will only correct very minor and superficial irregularities. Traditional derma ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Rosacea, not acne: Noritate is primarily prescribed for rosacea. It's a topical form of metronidazole, which is a sort of antibiotic. Some dermatologists use it for acne ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it is a steroid cream and can be helpful for psoriaisis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Depending on...: ...The disease we are treating, it may be appropriate. For healthy skin, no, it is not.
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