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clobetasol propionate acne

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 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
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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Bad choice: This is a glucocorticoid and will relieve inflammation some at the cost of greatly enhancing the growth of the bacteria. You will make it worse. Gluco ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning ... Read More
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Terrible choice: It will suppress the inflammation just enough to give the bacteria a growth edge for the long run, and cause some overgrowth of the sebaceous glands t ... 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne ... Read More
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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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I am really sorry that your acne was neglected and you got scars. This stuff is asking to make things worse. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin ch ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for acne. Tje betamethazone may help, bit the antifungal is a waist. Ta ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Skin Pigmentation: Not sure what your are asking here. Please clarify and post it back to healthtap so we may be able to help with your concern. Thank you.
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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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetas ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Steroid and acid: Clobetasol is a high potency steroid for certain rashes and psoriasis. Salicylic Acid is used to take off dead skin also used for dry skin disorders.
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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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No will make worse: Jock itch is a fungal infection needing to be treated by antifungal medication. Clobetasol is a steroid. It suppresses the immune system so it will m ... Read More
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