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What is actavis clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

What is actavis clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

Inflammatory fungus: Clotrimazole is an anti fungal medicine. Betamethasone is a steroid. The combination is useful for inflammatory diseases in areas prone to fungus, such as dyshydrotic dermatitis on the feet. ...Read more

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What is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream?

Antifungal & steroid: Clotrimazole is a very commonly used antifungal. Betamethasone is a fairly potent topical steroid that can reduce inflammation. A combination of the two is called Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and is available by prescription. ...Read more

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What is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

Fungal infections: This combination of medicines (lotrisone) is used for the treatment of superficial fungal infections. It is best to have had some test to prove a fungus is present before using. The Clotrimazole takes car of the fungus and the Betamethasone helps reduce the inflammation (redness) that can often be present. ...Read more

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What are clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

The clotrimazole: Is an anti-fungal; betamethasonce a glucocorticoid that suppresses immune response, and inflammatory cells and that actually makes the infection worse. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat psoriasis?

Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat psoriasis?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection. Totally wrong for acne. Tje betamethazone may help, bit the antifungal is a waist. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would clotrimazole, and betamethasone dipropionate cream help shingles?

Hi docs, would clotrimazole, and betamethasone dipropionate cream help shingles?

No: None of those medications would be helpful in the resolution of shingles. Clotrimazole is an anti fungal cream and shingles is caused by a virus. The use of corticosteroids in shingles is also controversial because they are of little benefit and can increase risk of secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream help treat shingles?

Will clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream help treat shingles?

ItWillNotHelpWithAnt: Even though Betamethasone is sometime recommended as an anti inflammatory cream for rash. But Shingles when treated with Antiviral Drugs and studies have shown that corticosteroids like betamethasone along with an antiviral medicine does not help any more than just taking antiviral drugs ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) is: Betamethasone; Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal. A steroid cream is not good to use on any infection, but does stop itch and redness, but blunts immune and inflammatory defenses from ridding the infection. ...Read more

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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection. Totally wrong for acne. See dr friedlander's answer for better detail. ...Read more

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Taking fluconazole 100mg I would like to know if I can use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream on the outside of the vagina area?

Taking fluconazole 100mg I would like to know if I can use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream on the outside of the vagina area?

Yes and no: While you can safely use Clotrimazole on the outsideof the vaginal area I would not use the steroid cream since it is very strong and can cause thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream good for rash under my stomach?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream good for rash under my stomach?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo happens under the skin folds & is due to maceration in those areas that provides a good environment for candida yeast to live and irritates the skin. Clotrimazole has good activity against yeast and Betamethasone relieves the inflammation. Protecting the skin with a zinc oxide product such as a diaper rash ointment after putting those on will further protect skin from maceration. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection. Totally wrong for staph. The betamethazone may help, but the antifungal is a waste. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate creams both be used for std's?

No: These creams are not for std's. They are generally used for fungal infections and or rashes that cause itching. ...Read more

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I have yeast infection. I have taken Diflucan (fluconazole). have a cream called Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate...Will this work?? And how fast??

I have yeast infection. I have taken Diflucan (fluconazole). have a cream called Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate...Will this work?? And how fast??

The cream you're: Using will ease your symptoms fairly quickly (~24 hours) but getting rid of the infection will take longer (up to 7 days). If you're still having discharge or itching 1 week after taking the Diflucan, (fluconazole) you may need a second treatment or a different treatment. Recurrence, resistance and re-infection are very common with yeast vaginitis. - ( ...Read more

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What can I do about my daughters yeast rash? My 18mo baby was treated for a yeast rash was given ketoconazole cream. Still there after 2weeks but worse. Was persc. Clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and cephalexin. In the morn her left had was ho

What can I do about my daughters yeast rash? My 18mo baby was treated for a yeast rash was given ketoconazole cream. Still there after 2weeks but worse. Was persc. Clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and cephalexin. In the morn her left had was ho

A: A rash that has been treated with all these therapies is very difficult to make suggestions for further therapies without seeing the rash. I would have expected a typical diaper dermatitis due to yeast to have cleared with the ketoconazole. I would be hesitant to use a stronger steroid under a diaper. I would suggest making an appointment with your pediatrician or a dermatologist. Emergency room doctors are generally not use to treating diaper rashes. Rashes just have to be seen to diagnose accurately and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate lotion use as drops for the ears?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate lotion use as drops for the ears?

Could be: OK for occasional use for seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis on/in ears. For long-term use a less potent steroid may be preferred. You can get both clotrimazole and hydrocortisone OTC at low cost. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a rash (bumps, itchiness) on my middle finger? I have a rash on my middle finger and have been using clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate for the last two and a half months. Everytime it clears up, I continue using the prescrip

How do I get rid of a rash (bumps, itchiness) on my middle finger? I have a rash on my middle finger and have been using clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate for the last two and a half months. Everytime it clears up, I continue using the prescrip

Hard: Hard to tell without a clinical examination but it sounds like you might have eczema, hand dermatitis, or possibly psoriasis. I would start with only using a very gentle hydrating cleanser such as cerave hydrating cleanser and then applying cerave cream a few times per day. If that doesn't help, visit a dermatologist who can talk about prescription options/possible allergy testing. Read more about skin allergy at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have red marks on my neck (i assume a fungal infection?), what medicine do you recommend? My doctor prescribed me clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and it is barely working (almost done with a 15 gram tube). Do you recommend different medicat

I have red marks on my neck (i assume a fungal infection?), what medicine do you recommend? My doctor prescribed me clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and it is barely working (almost done with a 15 gram tube). Do you recommend different medicat

Without: Without being able to examine you, it's difficult to say what could be causing your rash. Fungal infections can be tricky and can take weeks to go away. That being said, if it has been weeks and you see no improvement with your current treatment (which should be effective for most skin fungal infections) you should call your doctor. They may want to take another look at it, possibly take a culture and depending on what they see, either keep you on the same treatment or change to a different medication. If your doctor is unable to figure out what it is, they may recommend a dermatologist (skin specialist) who may be able to help. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole Betamethasone dipropionate cream be used to treat psoriasis short term?

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. ...Read more

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Can I use clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate cream 1%?

Can I use clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate cream 1%?

For what: This contains a rather high potency topical steroids and should not be used without a prescription and instructions from your physician for appropriate indication. What do you want to use it for. It also contains anti fungal clotrinazole.
Betamethasone is the steroid. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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