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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is clotrimazole and betamethasone cream used for?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Way too many things: This is a sore point among dermatologists. Clotrimazole is an antifungal, Betamethasone is an anti-inflammatory; so the combination cream is used by many docs who are too lazy to figure out whether a rash is an eczema or a ringworm. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well on either one, for most people.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream usually used for?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Do not use: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a mixture cream which is not used by dermatologists very often. It is a combination of an antifunga and a medium strength steroid. The steroid is too strong for uses on thin skin such ad the face armpit or groun amd can results in stretch marks which are permanent.
A member asked:

Can you use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on your skin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, but: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) can be used on the skin, but only for the right reasons. The antifungal part gets rid of some tinea infections, while the steroid part cuts down on redness, itching, and inflammation. A doctor can evaluate to see if such a cream should be used, and importantly, for how long it should be used.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Do clotrimazole and betamethasone diproplonate cream work on fungus ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
The clotrimazole: Is an anti-fungal; betamethasonce a glucocorticoid that suppresses immune response, and inflammatory cells and that actually makes the infection worse.
Last updated Aug 23, 2016
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