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Doctor insights on: Aristocort A Ointment

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Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Yes: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer that can be used by infants, children and adults. It is similar to vaseline, but is thicker. If you are allergic to wool you should not use it, since lanolin is in it. ...Read more

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Aristocort (Definition)

Aristocort is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Corticosteroids: Hydrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are made by the body in the adrenal gland as a stress response to help raise your blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Hydrocortisone acetate is a synthetic form of a corticosteroid. ...Read more

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Fluocinonide ointment treat a boil?

Fluocinonide ointment treat a boil?

No: The only thing that treats a boil is drainage. The pus has to come out. Nothing applied to the skin will help. ...Read more

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Can one use triamcinolone acetonide cream on a ringworm?

Can one use triamcinolone acetonide cream on a ringworm?

Helps with itching: Triamcinolone=steroid is sometime combined with antifungal cream to help with severe itching/irritation (inflammation). Steroid itself does not treat the ringworm. Lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and are often adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections on skin (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Clobetasol propionate ointment is good for bug bites?

Clobetasol propionate ointment is good for bug bites?

Yes, though strong: Try not to use for long periods; it is a strong potentcy steroid and ointments tend to accentuate strength. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use fougera triamcinolone acetonide cream for impetigo?

Is it okay to use fougera triamcinolone acetonide cream for impetigo?

No: No, this used to treat dermatitis-skin. You need antibiotics to treat impetigo. You should see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is desonide ointment good for ringworm?

Is desonide ointment good for ringworm?

No: Steroid creams can make it worse, because fungi love steroids. You need an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Can a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot repair a manicus tare?

Can a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot repair a manicus tare?

Not likely: Meniscus is made of cartilage and cartilage-tear in general heal poorly--because it has very low blood supply. A cortisone shot can help reduce inflammation and pain, but probably won't help in healing it. As a matter of fact, cortisone-injection may make the tear worse, depending extent/type/location of the tear. Best is consult your doc/ortho service. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream 3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen

I have 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream  3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen

Betamethasone: These medicines are for fungus; the clotrimazole/betamethasone mixture will help do to the steroid component, but it should never be applied to areas of thin skin (axillae, groin, face). The clotrimazole component is for fungus, as well as the other ointments you mentioned ...Read more

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Should I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection?

Should I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection?

Not the best: You would be better off with a combined medication such as one containing an antifungal and a steroid. Oral or topical steroids alone can predispose you to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Yes but you needmore: This is certainly a good steroid but your dermatologist will be able to suggest a variety of other options. ...Read more

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How is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream used for herpes?

How is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream used for herpes?

Don't use!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) should never be used on herpes, and can make the herpes worse! Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a topical steroid, and steroids weaken the immune system. Herpes is viral infection, and your immune system needs support to fight it off. If it is a milder outbreak, you can try over-the-counter abreva 5 times a day for up to 10 days, but if not improving or if bad outbreak, see your dr for prescription treatment. ...Read more