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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Corticosteroid cream: There is no one best topical. Doctors on this site do not recommend specific brands but all are steroid creams.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It can be effective for milder disease.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Prescription Steroid: Dermovate cream (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription corticosteroid cream. Due to its high potency it should not be used on the face or genitals ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: Steroids are anti-inflammatory. Psoriasis is a type of inflammatory condition of the skin. Steroids suppress the inflammation and thereby reduce the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience 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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But the rash is more likely from an irritation than an allergy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Permethrin: Impacts the mite's (sarcoptes scabiei)nervous system which leads to muscle spasms, paralysis & death.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: If by scars you mean darkened areas of skin where previous outbreaks of eczema occurred, the yes, but if there is thickening, keloid, or other more ha ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it could if you: Use for short period of time, but not long period. Clobetasol propionate is a highly potent topical corticosteroid that has been shown to suppress the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Ingrown toenails are a physical problem in which a sharp edge or corner of the toenail is under some skin and continues to grow, thus cutting into the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is not effective.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Yes, they are complimentary!
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A 42-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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
No: That cream is usually used for second degree burns-ie when you get a blister from a burn.
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad choice: This will just make you look worse. Acne is best treated with topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. All ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: No.

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