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Doctor insights on: Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream For Acne

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Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning of the skin, discoloration, small blood vessel formation, and even create more acne. Try instead over the counter preparations with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If you still need more treatment, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...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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Can betamethasone dipropionate cure acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate cure acne?

Bad choice: This is a glucocorticoid and will relieve inflammation some at the cost of greatly enhancing the growth of the bacteria. You will make it worse. Glucocorticoids may be useful injected into a huge lesion, or during the flareup when Isotretinoin is begun. Please get some scientific treatment for your acne and remember it is not a lifestyle or hygiene relate disease. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone dipropionate treat acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate treat acne?

Terrible choice: It will suppress the inflammation just enough to give the bacteria a growth edge for the long run, and cause some overgrowth of the sebaceous glands that keep the disease going. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, use it aggressively and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with a competent physician. ...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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Can I use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

Can I use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

No.: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory cream; it will make a fungal infection worse. Fungal infections of the scalp usually require an oral antifungal, because creams & lotions can't penetrate the hair follicles where the fungus is located. ...Read more

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Can you use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

Can you use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

No: Fungal infections on scalp travel down hair follicles and require oral anti fungal medications. Please get checked by a dermatologist who can confirm the diagnosis and treat accordingly. Usually otc ketoconazole shampoo can be used in conjunction with oral rx. But who wants cream on their hair anyway, right? ...Read more

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

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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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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Using diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream -- any side effects?

Using diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream -- any side effects?

YES: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a topical steroid and can lead to chronic and sometimes permanent side effects on the skin like thinning, scarring and increasing or decreasing pigmentation (hyper pigmentation and hypopigmentation). These side effects can be avoided by using the cream sparingly and with frequent breaks. ...Read more

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How can I use betamethasone dipropionate cream to make my foreskin to be shorter?

How can I use betamethasone dipropionate cream to make my foreskin to be shorter?

Do you mean looser?: Cream is uised to loosen foreskin iF & when foreskin is too tight to retract easily, i.e corrects phimosis. It does not make foreskin shorter. Pull back foreskin as far as omfortable, then apply to narrow constricted area of skin twice daily until skin is nice & loose. Always return foreskin over glans when you finish, once foreskin retracts all the way. See urologist if unsucessful. ...Read more

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Can you buy diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream either direct from the chemist or anywhere online?

On-line BUT....: There are on-line sites that state it can be purchased without a prescription. Buyer beware. You may not get what you were asking for. ...Read more

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Sir I have itching problam about 2 year I used lat of creams but one cream is here is name is betamethasone dipropionate cream that cream is not wa?

Sir I have itching problam about 2 year I used lat of creams but one cream is here is name is betamethasone dipropionate cream that cream is not wa?

Skin condition: You likely have a skin condition that responds to stronger cortisone like creams. These are often not cured, but controlled with medication. Treat till rash is gone for a week. Restart treatment as soon as you feel some itching, or see any rash. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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