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clobetasol propionate ringworm

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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Ringworm: This is a fungal infection sometimes transmitted by pets. There are no actual worms involved. The cream you speak of is a topical steroid that is go ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Antiinflamatory: Used for psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and others. The gel is a very expensive form. The solution is far less expensive.
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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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Sanders
38 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoc ... 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone): Yes it can treat seborrhoea.
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience in Dermatology
Not usually: Used more for yeast.
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 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience in General Practice
See below: Should work, though less toxic antifungals are available.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
No: Steroids will allow fungus to spread. Nizoral, lamisil, (terbinafine) Diflucan are drugs which help eradicate fungus.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not hel ... Read More
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor su ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please clarify: Thank you for letting us know. Is it working for you? What is your question?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory cream; it will make a fungal infection worse. Fungal infections of the sc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: Fungal infections on scalp travel down hair follicles and require oral anti fungal medications. Please get checked by a dermatologist who can confirm ... Read More

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