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Clobetasone Butyrate Medication
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
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
How could the government ban things like gamma hydroxy-butyrate/sodium oxybate if it's naturally in the body?
No evidence, no foul: No evidence that it helps any autoimmune condition, but it won't hurt! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can i take Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream 0.1% for dermatitis and zyrtec for mild itching?
Safe: Those are nice choices, safe in most areas or most all ages. ...Read more
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%?
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