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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Corticosteroid: Topical I: Highest Potency used for steroid responsive dermatoses. Use under medical supervision. For example atopic dermatitis.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Steroid: Clobetasol propionate is a corticosteroid used to treat various skin disorders including eczema and psoriasis. It reduces the actions of chemicals in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience in Psychiatry
H'mmm: After consulting the oed, the preferred is CLO (o as in ''o'') bet (as in wanna bet) a (as in give me just a pound of....) sol (as in solar) ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Clobex contains potent steroid for easing itch from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, not for sarcoidosis as I have known of. So, Ask your doc for detai ... Read More
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience in Dermatology
Not usually: Used more for yeast.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible shingles: But no way to know without an exam, please see your doctor. Be well.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoids : You could but it is a very potent steroid and it could be absorbed into your body more readily when put in the rectal area. Most of the steroids used ... 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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Antifungal & steroid: Clotrimazole is a very commonly used antifungal. Betamethasone is a fairly potent topical steroid that can reduce inflammation. A combination of the ... Read More
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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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need exam: It would help to know what is causing the inflammation of the vulva - whether infection or a irritation reaction or a skin issue. Clobetasol is a ste ... Read More
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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 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ECZEMA: Yes it is safe to breastfeed even though you are using steroid cream.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
It is a strong: topical steroid.
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a low potency steroid. Clobetasol is a super potent steroid.
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Side effects: Are uncommon but not impossible. It absolutely 100% does not cause pcos, they're unrelated.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Clobex: Itching, dryness, dizziness, osteoporosis, numbness, glaucoma.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Mostly no: I assume you are speaking about eczema, not asthma. What area of your skin is affected ? Usually topical steroids used 2 weeks at a time in an immunoc ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Clobestasol in a very potent steroid but in your situation, using it for a few days would not likely cause much side effects even though it is unlikel ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Usually: I usually have patients limit use to 1 week. They stop for 1 week then can restart again.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Likely not: Usually takes weeks to months use of steroids to cause skin atrophy. Use it sparingly.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Unless you were instructed to do so by your doctor.

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