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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Medical Assessment: Whatever you are doing sounds ineffective. Since the case of these lesions is not known - would recommend that this be evaluated for correct diagnosis ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Benzoyl peroxide: This or retinoic acid are your best friends. For more severe acne, your personal physician can help.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get Rx: If your acne is mild, benzoyl peroxide is by far the best over-the-counter remedy. If this fails, your physician has a variety of options that usually ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Do nothing: Baby acne is a short-lived condition linked to mom's hormones circulating around in the baby. And there are other acne-like conditions a baby can hav ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Merlino
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yeast infection: Nystatin treats the yeast infection, triamcinolone treats inflammation. We often use them together when we are not sure what the cause of the infectio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: No.
A male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
JockItch=TineaCruris: Tinea cruris is medical term for jock itch which is a fungal infection in groin. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jock-itch/basics/de ... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: It is not effective.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, possibly: Hemorrhoid creams usually decrease inflammation and swelling If the acne is the type that is red with large pimples and swelling around them then it t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Other choices: Actually Nystatin isn't the best choice against ringworm. Better choices are other anti-fungal creams like clotrimazole, Miconazole and ketoconazole. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
ItWillNotHelpWithAnt: Even though Betamethasone is sometime recommended as an anti inflammatory cream for rash.But Shingles when treated with Antiviral Drugs and studies ha ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antifungal cream: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a steroid cream, it may actually make a ringworm infection worse. Antifungal creams are the appropriate treatment for rin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate t ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience in Dermatology
No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lath ... Read More
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A 42-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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
No: That cream is usually used for second degree burns-ie when you get a blister from a burn.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get a real Rx: This is common moisturizing cream. Hit your acne hard with 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day, and if are not clear in two weeks, get with your person ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
If its fungal: none of the creams will work if its a irritation or allergic reaction i would use trimcinalone its milder than clobetasol
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably not: It is an exfoliant but not enough to erase scars. It is more for active acne and its control.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But the rash is more likely from an irritation than an allergy.
A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes/no: Yes you can use it , but I doubt that it will do any good
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
No: It will take away the itching for awhile, but usually makes it easier for the fungus to grow and can make things worse overall.
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