A 36-year-old member asked:
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can i use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No.: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory cream; it will make a fungal infection worse. Fungal infections of the scalp usually require an oral antifungal, because creams & lotions can't penetrate the hair follicles where the fungus is located.
Answered on May 5, 2012

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