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can clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate cream be used to treat psoriasis short term?

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Dr. Megan Debell
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes - two medicines: The cream you have been prescribed contains two medicines - clotrimazole, which is antifungal, and Betamethasone dipropionate, which is a steroid (anti-inflammatory). The Betamethasone dipropionate component is more usual treatment for psoriasis but if the doctor wasn't sure whether there was fungus as a part of your rash, the clotrimazole makes sense too.
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
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