A 40-year-old member asked:
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what is clotrimazole and betamethasone cream used for?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
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