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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Clobetasol (Overview)

Clobetasol is a very potent topical corticosteroid that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is many times more potent than hydrocortisone. Therefore, it is not available without a prescription.


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What is clobetasol propionate gel for?

What is clobetasol propionate gel for?

Antiinflamatory: Used for psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and others. The gel is a very expensive form. The solution is far less expensive. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
121 Doctors shared insights

Clobetasol (Overview)

Clobetasol is a very potent topical corticosteroid that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is many times more potent than hydrocortisone. Therefore, it is not available without a prescription.


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Please describe the medication: clobetasol?

Please describe the medication: clobetasol?

Clobetasol: Clobetasol is a very potent topical corticosteroid that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is many times more potent than hydrocortisone. Therefore, it is not available without a prescription. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use?

My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use?

Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a (tretinoin) which are all prescription. ...Read more

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Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: You could but it is a very potent steroid and it could be absorbed into your body more readily when put in the rectal area. Most of the steroids used in hemorrhoid preparations are weaker medications. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate cream effective for ringworm?

Is clobetasol propionate cream effective for ringworm?

No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make the skin look less red, but will also let the fungus grow better, so that when you stop the clobetasol, the fungus will be worse than before. ...Read more

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Vulvar swelling causing friction burn of the labia minora. Diagnosed with vulvitis. Clobetasol works when I use it but swelling returns when I stop.

Vulvar swelling causing friction burn of the labia minora. Diagnosed with vulvitis. Clobetasol works when I use it but swelling returns when I stop.

Need exam: It would help to know what is causing the inflammation of the vulva - whether infection or a irritation reaction or a skin issue. Clobetasol is a steroid cream and decreases inflammation, but if the swelling keeps coming back then you haven't yet found the cause. Clobetasol is just treating the symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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Does using one tube of clobetasol propionate ointment cause any side effect? Wil it cause pcos

Does using one tube of clobetasol propionate ointment cause any side effect? Wil it cause pcos

Side effects: Are uncommon but not impossible. It absolutely 100% does not cause pcos, they're unrelated. ...Read more

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I have skin asthma and dr advised to apply urea lotion 60ml with clobetasol 15g twice a day. Used it for >2wks, has it done harm to my immune system?

I have skin asthma and dr advised to apply urea lotion 60ml with clobetasol 15g twice a day. Used it for >2wks, has it done harm to my immune system?

Mostly no: I assume you are speaking about eczema, not asthma. What area of your skin is affected? Usually topical steroids used 2 weeks at a time in an immunocompetent adult do not affect the immune system. ...Read more

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I have clobetasol. 05% ointment left over from the last time I had had poison oak. This time I have it in a bad spot. Can I use this on my penis?

I have clobetasol. 05% ointment left over from the last time I had had poison oak. This time I have it in a bad spot. Can I use this on my penis?

Probably: Clobestasol in a very potent steroid but in your situation, using it for a few days would not likely cause much side effects even though it is unlikely to be formulated for your penis. Be sure wash off everything which might have touched poison oak with a laundry detergent (except your penis). ...Read more

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What is clobetasol ointment for?

What is clobetasol ointment for?

Corticosteroid: Topical I: Highest Potency used for steroid responsive dermatoses. Use under medical supervision. For example atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clobetasol?

Clobetasol: Clobetasol is a very potent topical corticosteroid that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is many times more potent than hydrocortisone. Therefore, it is not available without a prescription. ...Read more

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How do you pronounce clobetasol proprionate?

How do you pronounce clobetasol proprionate?

H'mmm: After consulting the oed, the preferred is
CLO (o as in ''o'') bet (as in wanna bet)
a (as in give me just a pound of....)
sol (as in solar)
pro (as on pro vs. Con) pri (as premature)
o (as in o my) nate (rhymes with ate)

hoped it helped. ...Read more

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How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

Here are some...: Clobex contains potent steroid for easing itch from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, not for sarcoidosis as I have known of. So, Ask your doc for detail and clarification or to http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-76705-548/clobex-topical/clobetasolspray-topical/details. Best wish... ...Read more

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I know clobetasol is very potent and ointments of similar strength are not sold over-the-counter. What would be the next best over-the-counter option?

I know clobetasol is very potent and ointments of similar strength are not sold over-the-counter. What would be the next best over-the-counter option?

Topical Medications: Thank you for your question. Clobetasol is considered a Class 1 topical which is the highest strength available as a prescription. Topicals in the same class as Clobetasol that are over the counter are restricted to Class 7 (lowest potency) and usually contain Hydrocortisone up to 1%. Other classes of over the counter topicals may be helpful although this depends on what is being treated. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol used for scars?

Is clobetasol used for scars?

Not really: It is a corticosteroid used mostly in eczema and psoriasis, contact dermatitis problems more than scars. Some mds do use it for massage as a wound is healing (2-3 weeks after stitch removal to encourage less redness in the area. I would ask your surgeon their preference for applying potions to scar areas. Not used in all cases. ...Read more

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Taro-clobetasol for sunburn, is this okay?

Taro-clobetasol for sunburn, is this okay?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo n my spots r little plz suggest me ointment for vitiligo spots I tried clobetasol it can't work.

I have vitiligo n my spots r little plz suggest me ointment for vitiligo spots I tried clobetasol it can't work.

See answer: For patients with increasing number and size of vitiligo spots over the previous 3-6 months stabilization therapy with oral corticosteroids plus narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy is advised. For non-progressive local vitiligo unresponsive to potent topical corticosteroids phototherapy, self tanning lotion or tinted cosmetic creams are often used. Avoid corticosteroid creams on the face ...Read more

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Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cream. If steroid meds are needed, an oral one will go best. Mainstay for hives is antihistamines like benedryl or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: You could but it is a very potent steroid and it could be absorbed into your body more readily when put in the rectal area. Most of the steroids used in hemorrhoid preparations are weaker medications. ...Read more

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How do you cure overuse of clobetasol propionate?

How do you cure overuse of clobetasol propionate?

Start using weaker c: You should see your dermatologist who can slowly give you weaker strains of other cortisone creams. Overuse of strong ones can give you stretch marks and eventually they may stop working anyway. ...Read more