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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne. The only barrier to your being treated effectively is a dysfunctional health care system. I start with cheap topical clindamycin; systemic tetracycline works for tougher cases; dermatologists must rx "the big guns" which are extremely good.
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
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