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Doctor insights on: Clotrimazole And Betamethasone For Ringworm

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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How effective is treating ring worm with lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)?

Not ideal: If you have been definitively diagnosed with "ring worm" (a form of dermaphytosis), then lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is not an ideal therapy. This is because this medicine contains a topical corticosteroid, which does not actually treat the fungal infection (it may help relieve the itch) as well as an anti-fungal. The latter is all you really need. A single anti-fungal agent suffices. ...Read more

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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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Can use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) on wounds?

Can use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) on wounds?

What, me worry..: What kind of wound are you thinking about treating. A little more detail in needed. ...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 buy lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) otc?

No: This is a prescription item in the usa but you can get it in mexico. ...Read more

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What are lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and clotrimazole used for?

What are lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and clotrimazole used for?

To treat fungus.: Both are antifungals and are used to treat athlete's foot and other fungual and superficial infections. ...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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Will lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) treat seborrheic dermatatis?

Will lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) treat seborrheic dermatatis?

Likely yes: A lot of people with seb derm respond to topical steroids for the redness. However, Betamethasone is a potent steroid and a lot more than I would recommend using on your face. Also, Clotrimazole may help some patients with seb derm. Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) would not be my first, or second or even third agent to use. ...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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Can you please tell me what exactly is clotrimazole and betamethasone diproprionate cream?

Combination drug: It is a anti-fungal plus a cortisone cream to stop the itching. ...Read more

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Is Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) fine for long term use? I have a chronic skin problem that comes back every other week.

Is Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) fine for long term use? I have a chronic skin problem that comes back every other week.

See a dermatologist: The details are important. Diagnosis? What area of skin? How large an area? Probably you will benefit from a precise diagnosis. "Chronic skin problem" is not a diagnosis. Probably you will do better with a different cream based on a diagnosis. ...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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Clotrimazole and betamethasone effective for staph?

Clotrimazole and betamethasone effective for staph?

NO: Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid used to treat allergies. Neither has any antibacterial activity. Mupirocin (bactroban) ointment is used for staph. Aureus nasal decolonization. ...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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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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I have had 3 different physicians prescribe lotrisone, (clotrimazole and betamethasone) while 2 others said not to use it for anything?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone): Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has Betamethasone (a steroid that is anti-inflammatory and prevents inflammation that could help fight off fungus) and Clotrimazole (an antifungal cream). Many believe that the Betamethasone counteracts the Clotrimazole and believe that if there is a fungal infection, it should be treated first, then use a steroid cream to help calm the inflammation. ...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

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


Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more