A female asked:
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I know clobetasol is very potent and ointments of similar strength are not sold over-the-counter. What would be the next best over-the-counter option?

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Dr. Saeed Jaffer
23 years experience in Dermatology
Topical Medications: Thank you for your question. Clobetasol is considered a Class 1 topical which is the highest strength available as a prescription. Topicals in the same class as Clobetasol that are over the counter are restricted to Class 7 (lowest potency) and usually contain Hydrocortisone up to 1%. Other classes of over the counter topicals may be helpful although this depends on what is being treated.
Answered on Jan 9, 2018
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Nothing that strong: Clobetasol is a very potent topical steroid and can cause atrophy of the skin if overused, so it and medications of similar strength need to be superv ... Read More
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OTC medicine : You can use Cortisone 10 ointment. This is OTC steroids , working well.
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Steroid and acid: Clobetasol is a high potency steroid for certain rashes and psoriasis. Salicylic Acid is used to take off dead skin also used for dry skin disorders.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Neither is sun: senstitizing so yes you could if instructed to do so

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