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Doctor insights on: Clobetasone Butyrate Medication

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I have hypo pigmentation in my anterior hair line. I was given clobetasone butyrate and ketoconazole shampoo fr seb derm. How to rx the hypo pig?

Patience: The most common cause of appearance of a number of hypopigmented patches not associated with any other signs or symptoms is vitiligo. If another one appears somewhere on your body I suggest consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is clobetasone cream bp- eumosone safe for lips?

I wanted to know is clobetasone cream bp- eumosone safe for lips?

Clobetasone: It is a topical steroid for inflammatory skin disorders. Only for external use. Not recommended to use on lips as may come in contact with the inside (mucous membrane) which is to be avoided.. ...Read more

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I have terrible eczema on my hands from air conditioning / over washing / winter weather. I have tried clobetasone but it’s not helping. What next?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I have terrible eczema on my hands from air conditioning / over washing / winter weather. I have tried clobetasone but it’s not helping. What next?

Less water: Your condition is known as irritant dermatitis from too much exposure to soap and water. I suggest that you reduce the frequency of hand washing while avoided scented or antibacterial soap. Wear a non-latex glove whenever possible and apply moisturizer on your hands whenever feasible. Nothing works until the causative agent is removed. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

Corticosteroid: It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes. ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus , a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm. ...Read more

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What's hydroxymethyl butyrate?

Muscles: Hydroxymethyl butyrate is used by weight lifters to protect & increase growth of muscles. ...Read more

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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. ...Read more

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Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

It should: Arthropod (bug) bites respond over time to topical steroids. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a brand of one such type of topical steroid. Usually twice a day for a week or less is enough. Be sure to see a doc if redness, pain, swelling worsen rather than improve. ...Read more

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Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Yes: Well, no. I recommend Hydrocortisone 0.5 to 1% creams purchased otc but i tell folks to choose generic brands for cost. This is the weakest strength of any steroid cream. There are clearly times when it will not be sufficiently potent to treat a flare of eczema. On the other other hand i would not recommend stronger corticosteroids for the face. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetasol is more likely to cause side effects like skin thinning, scarring, discoloration which can all be permanent. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is much less likley to cause this. However, clobetasol is far more powerful than locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate). They are used for different conditions in different locations. ...Read more

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Can you use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for your vagina area?

Can you use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for your vagina area?

Steroids in vulva: Locoid: relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults. Do you have a vulvar condition that warrants steroid use in that area? That medication can have side effects like thinning of the vulva if used with no proper indication. Some conditions need steriod cream therapy but i dont know which condition you have. ...Read more

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

Not the best option: Low potency topical steroids like Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream can help with the inflammation around the lips when they are chapped. They should be used for a short period of time ( a couple days) then transition to a non-steroid option like vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquphor for long term control. Chronic use of steroids on the lips can lead to permanent side effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?

Locoid: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergic inflammation of skin or contact dermatitis is possible. ...Read more

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What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

Mid to low potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a medium to low potency topical steroid. It is appropriate for mild inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. There are many other steroids in this class. The benefit is that there is very low risk of side effects with Locoid and the other class v (5) medium/low potency topical steriods. You can use them safely in more sensitive skin areas. ...Read more

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Depends on cause: Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream on dry chapped lips?

Cortisone bad 4 lips: Yes it would be bad to use locoid, (hydrocortisone butyrate) a steroid cream containing cortisone, on the lips. The skin on the lips is very thin and sensitive to cortisone's many side effects, so medicated creams should only be used occasionally there. There are many balms made just for chapping, so best to use those instead. If you're in the wilderness and need ideas, butter, cooking oil, vaseline petroleum jelly better. ...Read more

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What to do if I am losing my hair on the side of my head. can I use the topicol cream hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%?

What to do if I am losing my hair on the side of my head. can I use the topicol cream hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%?

See A Physician: Hair loss can be due to multiple causes. Common causes can be stress, low thyroid, dermatitis, and vitamin deficiencies. You should see a physician to help you sort these things out. ...Read more