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Doctor insights on: Clotrimazole And Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream Over The Counter

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What is actavis clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

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

Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...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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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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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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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 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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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream good for rash under my stomach?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream good for rash under my stomach?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo happens under the skin folds & is due to maceration in those areas that provides a good environment for candida yeast to live and irritates the skin. Clotrimazole has good activity against yeast and Betamethasone relieves the inflammation. Protecting the skin with a zinc oxide product such as a diaper rash ointment after putting those on will further protect skin from maceration. ...Read more

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Taking fluconazole 100mg I would like to know if I can use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream on the outside of the vagina area?

Taking fluconazole 100mg I would like to know if I can use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream on the outside of the vagina area?

Yes and no: While you can safely use Clotrimazole on the outsideof the vaginal area I would not use the steroid cream since it is very strong and can cause thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection. Totally wrong for staph. The betamethazone may help, but the antifungal is a waste. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Clotrimazole And Betamethasone (Definition)

Clotrimazole|betamethasone is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Diprosone (Definition)

Diprosone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more