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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

Dr. Robert Kent
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Clobetasol (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is ketoconazole clobetasol propionate can dry pimples?

Is ketoconazole clobetasol propionate can dry pimples?

Antifungal: Ketoconazole is an anti fungal cream (used to treat things like athlete's foot and ringworm.) It will not be effective in the treatment of acne, which is a bacterial process. ...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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Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Yes but you needmore: This is certainly a good steroid but your dermatologist will be able to suggest a variety of other options. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat psoriasis?

Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat psoriasis?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for acne. Tje betamethazone may help, bit the antifungal is a waist. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning of the skin, discoloration, small blood vessel formation, and even create more acne. Try instead over the counter preparations with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If you still need more treatment, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone dipropionate cure acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate cure acne?

Bad choice: This is a glucocorticoid and will relieve inflammation some at the cost of greatly enhancing the growth of the bacteria. You will make it worse. Glucocorticoids may be useful injected into a huge lesion, or during the flareup when Isotretinoin is begun. Please get some scientific treatment for your acne and remember it is not a lifestyle or hygiene relate disease. ...Read more

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

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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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for acne. See dr friedlander's answer for better detail. ...Read more

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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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What is clobetasol propionate cream used for?

What is clobetasol propionate cream used for?

Treat inflammation: Clobetasol is a steroid. Topical steroids are used to treat a variety of dermatologic inflammatory diseases, ranging from eczema, to contact allergies, and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone dipropionate treat acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate treat acne?

Terrible choice: It will suppress the inflammation just enough to give the bacteria a growth edge for the long run, and cause some overgrowth of the sebaceous glands that keep the disease going. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, use it aggressively and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with a competent physician. ...Read more

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How to use clobetasol propionate cream for vitiligo?

How to use clobetasol propionate cream for vitiligo?

Won't work: The cream you mention is a steroid cream meant for inflammatory, itching skin eruptions, and not for vitiligo. ...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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Can beclomethasone dipropionate, clotrimazole and neomycin cream be used for acne?

Can beclomethasone dipropionate, clotrimazole and neomycin cream be used for acne?

No : Beclomethasone is a steroid ; Clotrimazole is an antifungal and neither will treat acne. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic but is not commonly used to treat acne. ...Read more

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What is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream?

Antifungal & steroid: Clotrimazole is a very commonly used antifungal. Betamethasone is a fairly potent topical steroid that can reduce inflammation. A combination of the two is called Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and is available by prescription. ...Read more

Clobex (Definition)

Clobetasol propionate is a very high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication). ...Read more


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