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Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream For 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can anyone tell me if I can buy diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream either direct from the chemist or anywhere online?
Not legally.: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) requires a prescription in the us. ...Read more
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
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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