A 46-year-old member asked:
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can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's great for the folliculitis variant of tinea versicolor / pityrosporum infection, which is famously confused with acne. Any doubt, get seen by a physician who's good at this stuff.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Anti funfal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream is essentially an anti fungal cream.I wouldn't use it for pimples.
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Yes, but: Can use but most likely will not help.
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No: In fact it is a mild anti-androgen and is even used as an adjunct treatment. I'd look for another cause for your flare-up.
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Need to examine: Purging scalp is not a medical term. You may have infection of hair follicles and ketoconzole may not be an appropriate medication. It would be prude ... Read More

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