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A 34-year-old male asked:

Prescribed betaderm/clotrimaderm cream for yeast infection. my foreskin is getting dry. is this cuz i'm applying too much? doc told me only thin film.

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No steroids: The betaderm part of the cream you're using contains a steroid, which can cause problems when applied to delicate tissues like the foreskin. In addition, steroids can stimulate the growth of yeast. It would be better to use a pure antifungal cream (e.g. Clotrimaderm) without the steroid component.

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