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Doctor insights on: Clobetasol Propionate Scalp Application Side Effects

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I am currently taking clobetasol propionate on scalp and having side effects. What other prescriptions could I use for dandruff?

I am currently taking clobetasol propionate on scalp and having side effects.  What other prescriptions could I use for dandruff?

Talk to your PCP.: There are other corticosteroid lotions available that you can try including fluocinolone and triamcinolone. You can also use Selenium Sulfide shampoo or ketoconazole shampoo. Reference from the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapuetics, 2013. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

Caution!: That is a very potent steroid cream, usually not prescribed for continuous use.It can cause your skin to thin, blood vessels to change, loss of normal elasticity, worsening of skin infections, and rarely can cause systemic symptoms.This is less likely with use on just a "small" part of skin, but small is a relative term! it usually does not shrink keloids. Better would be steroid injected directly. ...Read more

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Should different topical ointments be ever mixed? Can you tell me what side effects/if any could happen if you mix ammonium lactate cream, ketoconazal shampoo, betamethasone ointment, clobetasol propionate ointment?

Should different topical ointments be ever mixed? Can you tell me what side effects/if any could happen if you mix ammonium lactate cream, ketoconazal shampoo, betamethasone ointment, clobetasol propionate ointment?

The : The Betamethasone and the clobetasol are both steroids, therefore it is probably not a good idea to mix these together since steroids can cause thinning of the skin when used in high amounts or over prolonged periods of time. As far as the the other two ointments, there is no interaction as far as i can tell from my research; however you should consult the prescribing doctor or your local pharmacist to be sure. Take care. ...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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Can you use clobetasol propionate cream .05% on a baby ?

Can you use clobetasol propionate cream .05% on a baby ?

Steroid cream: Clobetasol is a very potent cream that can cause bad side effects even in adults. Please do not use it on an infant or young child. Hydrocortisone is much safer to use on a young child's skin. ...Read more

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What happens if you use clobetasol propionate cream in the groin area?

What happens if you use clobetasol propionate cream in the groin area?

Only as directed: Use only as directed by your healthcare provider to avoid improper use and complications. Sometimes steroid a cream may hinder the healing process if not properly used. ...Read more

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