A 48-year-old member asked:
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can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for staph. The betamethazone may help, but the antifungal is a waste. Talk to your doctor.
Answered on Oct 15, 2016
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