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A 35-year-old member asked:

is there a problem associated with using a topical cream that isn't prescribed to me?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Definitely: The cream, first of all, may not treat the condition you have. Secondly, your rash may be more severe so that the topical cream you borrowed may not be as effective for your condition. Please consult your doctor who can prescribe the right medication.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2012

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