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clobetasol propionate cream over the counter

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing that strong: Clobetasol is a very potent topical steroid and can cause atrophy of the skin if overused, so it and medications of similar strength need to be superv ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Natasha Sandy
15 years experience Dermatology
Tinea Incognito: If you actually have Jock itch, you issue is fungal and Clobetasol, a high potency steroid could make your fungal infection worse, causing Tinea Incog ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
14 years experience Dermatology
Careful: Clobetasol is an ultrapotent topical steroid with a long list of potential side effects. It is prescription only and should only be used as directed ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience 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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not Available OTC: Triamcinolone ointment is not available OTC in USA
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
It's a steroid: Needs an r/x- there are steroid creams in low doses over the counter.
A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with ster ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You need a prescription.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Nope: requires Rx
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Betamethasone: These medicines are for fungus; the clotrimazole/betamethasone mixture will help do to the steroid component, but it should never be applied to areas ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eru ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in sev ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No. Econazole is: antifungal while triamcinolone is anti-inflammatory. They are 2 very different drugs.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: the hydrocortisone cream may fade the ring worm but it will not cure it. Ringworm is a fungus and needs an anti fungal like clotrimazole
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: I would not use sal acid on an are of sunburn.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Tpical steroids: Topical steroid typically are not very effective for yeast infection. Thay can potentially make yeast infection worse.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience Family Medicine
Cream: Avoid and Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have adrenal/liver problems, or diabetes. If your symptoms do not improve after 1 or 2 ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: You need to see a dr to he an rx.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No : Beclomethasone is a steroid ; Clotrimazole is an antifungal and neither will treat acne. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic but is not commonly used to ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Could be: OK for occasional use for seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis on/in ears. For long-term use a less potent steroid may be preferred. You can ge ... Read More

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