A 35-year-old male asked:
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will clobetasol propionate help with male jock itch?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No will make worse: Jock itch is a fungal infection needing to be treated by antifungal medication. Clobetasol is a steroid. It suppresses the immune system so it will make fungal infections much worse. It is useful in genital skin disorders caused by inflammation -- things like eczema. Consider a virtual visit with a healthtap primary care doctor and attach an image of the affected area. Correct diagnosis required
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Use clobetasol on genital skin only if lichen sclerosis. Note also the DOZENS of possible causes of genital itch.
Aug 18, 2017

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