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Clotrimazole Cream Eczema
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
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
I have 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream 3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen
Red lines under foreskin. Does not hurt or itch. Used clotrimazole cream. Reduced redness but won't go away fully after 4-5 weeks. What now?
Foreskin red lines: I advise you to see a your primary care doctor or a urologist. Perhaps it's just normal. Read more
Fungal infection: Fungal infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. Read more
Can topical clotrimazole cream be used vaginally as well? Only difference between the 2 seems to be the inactive ingredients.
Maybe OK, but why?: The skin (non-vaginal) cream might work, but can't be guarantteed; I'm sure the manufacturer never studied it for vaginal yeast. And you'd need to use nearly an entire tube of skin cream for just 1-2 treatments. Clotrimazole vaginal cream is designed to be effective and generic versions often are cheap. Or consider a single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®), which is just as effective. Read more
Yes: There are Clotrimazole creams specifically formulated for vaginal yeast infections. An example is Gyne-Lotrimin 3. This product is for vaginal use only. Clotrimazole is formulated many different ways. So if you are using a topical Clotrimazole cream, you must read the package to determine if it can be used vaginally or not. Best wishes! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your primary: Care doctor or a dermatologist. You may need a prescription cream. They can also confirm the diagnosis. Read more
My husband uses clotrimazole cream for his athlete's foot. Is that a good cream to use? What else can he use to cure it?
Won't work: It's an antifungal. If your "acne" is really pityrosporum infection / tinea / folliculutis, it will work wonders. If it's real acne, get with your personal physician. Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx -- a real antibiotic or isotretinoin. The latter isn't for the faint-hearted but may be what you need to get clear. Best wishes. Read more