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Yes: Yes it is a steroid cream and can be helpful for psoriaisis. ...Read more
Not a good treatment: "Jock itch" is not a diagnosis. There are dozens of possible causes for genital itch. Begin with a specific definition of the cause. Successful treatment flows from that. Clobetasol, as a super-potent steroid, is prone to cause ugly, annoying purple streaks and thin, wrinkled skin when used on the genital skin. Avoid use in this area for more than a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic itching & fissure in perianal area, tried fluzan, doxepin, trental (pentoxifylline) pills & mycoster, cicalfate creams nothing worked.Any new stuff other cures?
Psoriasis?: Perianal psoriasis, lichen planus and other derm conditions can occur, lead to some of the above. May not be primary fissure, or fungal (what you have been rx'd for based on med list). Unlikely std, but if that is a consideration, then it is a consideration. See derm, maybe GI or colorectal surgeon afterward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not yet: Quickclear is an herbal remedy of several ingredients. Once someone has herpes they have the virus forever. Some have rare recurrences and some have frequent outbreaks. Antivirals such as Acyclovir can be taken daily to help prevent recurrences or taken in multiple doses at onset of outbreak to shorten duration. ...Read more
No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more
9yr old son has had rash n cuts near anis. Have tried vasoline, neosporine, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) hydrocortisone, preporationh, lotrimin. Nothing has worked. Help?
Oral medication : Possible is needed a oral anti fungal . Lab test for ti check liver enzimes first. Some times before to recommended anything i will recommending to see a dermatology to found out more. I have many patients with similar problem and with lotrisome cream , plus salicilic can resolve with our to take anti fungal oral medication. Also check atopic dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish i could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more
No, but....: Calamine will not cure ringworm - period. However, with everything that you have tried, I would highly suspect the diagnosis is either wrong or you did not use the previous treatments long enough, as skin fungal infections can take months to clear. If you have not seen dermatologist and had scrapings and confirmation of the diagnosis, that's where you need to start. Calamine helps with itch only. ...Read more