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What is clotrimazole and betamethasone cream used for?

What is clotrimazole and betamethasone cream used for?

Way too many things: This is a sore point among dermatologists. Clotrimazole is an antifungal, Betamethasone is an anti-inflammatory; so the combination cream is used by many docs who are too lazy to figure out whether a rash is an eczema or a ringworm. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well on either one, for most people. ...Read more

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What is lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream usually used for?

What is lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream usually used for?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream: This cream is an antifungal cream that has a little cortizone (hydrocortisone) in it. I don't use this cream because I feel it decreases local defenses against the very fungus you're trying to kill. And besides that, the cortizone (hydrocortisone) which is in this cream is too powerful to use on some areas for extended times. It can cause thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Can you use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on your skin?

Can you use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on your skin?

Yes, but: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) can be used on the skin, but only for the right reasons. The antifungal part gets rid of some tinea infections, while the steroid part cuts down on redness, itching, and inflammation. A doctor can evaluate to see if such a cream should be used, and importantly, for how long it should be used. ...Read more

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Where can I get lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream to buy for my skin?

Where can I get lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream to buy for my skin?

Prescription: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a prescription cream that requires authorization form a physician. ...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

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What is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

Fungal infections: This combination of medicines (lotrisone) is used for the treatment of superficial fungal infections. It is best to have had some test to prove a fungus is present before using. The Clotrimazole takes car of the fungus and the Betamethasone helps reduce the inflammation (redness) that can often be present. ...Read more

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What are clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

The clotrimazole: Is an anti-fungal; betamethasonce a glucocorticoid that suppresses immune response, and inflammatory cells and that actually makes the infection worse. ...Read more

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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone diproplonate cream work on fungus?

The clotrimazole: Is an anti-fungal; betamethasonce a glucocorticoid that suppresses immune response, and inflammatory cells and that actually makes the infection worse. ...Read more

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Can I use "clotrimazole and betamethasone disproportionate cream, use 1% 10.05% base" on the herpes around the anus? It seems to help me w/ the pain

Can I use "clotrimazole and betamethasone disproportionate cream, use 1% 10.05% base" on the herpes around the anus? It seems to help me w/ the pain

Highly not advised!: If what you have is not herpes, then you are ok. However, if you think it's herpes, watch out! The topical you are using has an antifungal agent and a steroid that suppresses the immune system. You have a viral infection. As a result, your lesions, despite it feeling better in the short run, will soon get worse. See you doctor in order to get a prescription for an antiviral agent like valacyclovir. ...Read more

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Can you use clotrimazole and betamethasone diproprionate to treat eczema? Can these 2 creams be used instead of lotrisone?

Can you use clotrimazole and betamethasone diproprionate to treat eczema? Can these 2 creams be used instead of lotrisone?

Eczema: If you have eczema, antifungals will not help your rash. A steroid cream like betamerhasone should be sufficient ...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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What is actavis clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

Inflammatory fungus: Clotrimazole is an anti fungal medicine. Betamethasone is a steroid. The combination is useful for inflammatory diseases in areas prone to fungus, such as dyshydrotic dermatitis on the feet. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream help treat shingles?

Will clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream help treat shingles?

ItWillNotHelpWithAnt: Even though Betamethasone is sometime recommended as an anti inflammatory cream for rash. But Shingles when treated with Antiviral Drugs and studies have shown that corticosteroids like betamethasone along with an antiviral medicine does not help any more than just taking antiviral drugs ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) is: Betamethasone; Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal. A steroid cream is not good to use on any infection, but does stop itch and redness, but blunts immune and inflammatory defenses from ridding the infection. ...Read more

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GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: Potency steroid so typically I do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more

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Hi docs, would clotrimazole, and betamethasone dipropionate cream help shingles?

Hi docs, would clotrimazole, and betamethasone dipropionate cream help shingles?

No: None of those medications would be helpful in the resolution of shingles. Clotrimazole is an anti fungal cream and shingles is caused by a virus. The use of corticosteroids in shingles is also controversial because they are of little benefit and can increase risk of secondary bacterial infection. ...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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Will clotrimazole and betamethasone cream treat a staph infection of the skin?

Will clotrimazole and betamethasone cream treat a staph infection of the skin?

No: Clotrimazole fights fungus, not bacteria like staph. Betamethasone is a topical steroid, so it will make the area less red, but it does not fight bacteria causing redness. If you applied these, the symptoms might improve, but if it's a bacterial infection, the cause will remain and may worsen. Fortunately, healthy people's immune system can fight minor staph infections. If worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate creams both be used for std's?

No: These creams are not for std's. They are generally used for fungal infections and or rashes that cause itching. ...Read more

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