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How to use betamethasone for phimosis and does it have any side effects?

How to use betamethasone for phimosis and does it have any side effects?

Usually: It is usually applied twice a day to the affected area. It can thin the skin if used for too long period. Usually longer than one week. ...Read more

Dr. Stewart Tepper
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I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?

I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?

Risk of atrophy: Steroids are classified by there potency. For example Betamethasone dipropionate is high and Betamethasone valerate is mid. Potency is also altered by whether the steroid is an ointment or a cream. Short periods of treatment are okay but extended use of potent steroids increases risk of irreversible skin atrophy (thinning). Therefore very important to follow advice of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why can't I use betamethasone on a cold sore?

Why can't I use betamethasone on a cold sore?

Not advised...: ...Because it won't do anything, and could possibly make the situation worse. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus, and Betamethasone not only has no activity against viruses, but may decrease your body's own immune response to the virus, which could worsen the condition. ...Read more

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Can I use betamethasone valerate bream BP for phimosis?

Worth trying: Retract foreskin as far as it will go and apply cream around the narrow constricted are. Perform twice daily for about 3 months. Hope uou are successful. Remember that success rate for adults ia about 50%, and a number of those initially success will contract again. You can use the cream a second time, but eventually a circumcision or prepucioplasty may be necessary. ...Read more

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How to use betamethasone cream for phimosis and does it has any side effects?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist and urologist to discuss treatment options. ...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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How to use betamethasone for phimosis and does it have any side effects? Please help doc...

Phimosis: If you use it too often, you might cause permanent thinning and fragility of the skin. You could rub it on daily for a week but i wouldn't go longer. You might also consider adding an antiyeast cream daily for a week such as Miconazole since yeast often worsens phimosis. I give my patients a corticosteroid injection in the buttock and an oral antiyeast pill when redness and swelling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betamethasone 0.05% ointment on my 3 month old baby's body for eczema? Is it safe on the face? Any side effects?

Is it safe to use betamethasone 0.05% ointment on my 3 month old baby's body for eczema? Is it safe on the face? Any side effects?

No…betamethasone is: High potency steroid & could damage baby's skin as well as interfere with growth if used too much. Hydrocortisone is lower potency; use 0.5 or 1.0% (otc) & the smallest amount that puts a thin film on affected area. Face is very sensitive area; so "less is more" applies. If 0.5% insufficient (after 5-7 days' use) may try 1%. Still no response, consult pediatrician. ...Read more

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