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A 28-year-old male asked:

Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. month later, skin still thinned & burning. concerned!

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Use steroid free: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid. The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects.

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