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Can clotrimazole cream treat eczema?

Can clotrimazole cream treat eczema?

Eczema: Clotrimazole is a medication used to treat fungus. Eczema is dry irritated skin and is not a fungus. Use moisturizers like cerave cream which is otc and prescription topical cortisone. See your local dermatologist for prescription topical medication. Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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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 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream 3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen

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

Betamethasone: These medicines are for fungus; the clotrimazole/betamethasone mixture will help do to the steroid component, but it should never be applied to areas of thin skin (axillae, groin, face). The clotrimazole component is for fungus, as well as the other ointments you mentioned Read more

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What are the uses for clotrimazole cream USP 1?

What are the uses for clotrimazole cream USP 1?

Fungal infections: This cream is used for fungal infections of the skin and sometimes in the vagina. It can also be used to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of the face. Read more

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What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

Fungus/yeast: The only conditions treated with clotrimazole cream are infections with yeasts or other fungi. There are vaginal products for vaginal yeast infections, and creams to use on rashes caused by fungi, such as ringworm. Read more

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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter?

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

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Can topical clotrimazole cream be used vaginally as well? Only difference between the 2 seems to be the inactive ingredients.

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

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May I put clotrimazole cream on vagina?

May I put clotrimazole cream on vagina?

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 more

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1 clotrimazole cream takes days to treat ringworm?

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1 clotrimazole cream takes days to treat ringworm?

A few weeks: Use it for a few weeks until you can't see the ringworm and continue another 1 week after that. It will also depend on how big the rash/es is/are. Read more

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Clotrimazole cream 1 not working what else can treat ringworm?

See your primary: Care doctor or a dermatologist. You may need a prescription cream. They can also confirm the diagnosis. Read more

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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?

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?

Athlete's foot: Yes that is a good cream. He needs to use it twice a day after washing his feet. Alternate at least two pairs of shoes, allowing the other to dry. Use anti fungal powder in his shoes. Keep his feet as dry as possible. Read more

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Can girls under 10 use clotrimazole cream for thrush?

Can girls under 10 use clotrimazole cream for thrush?

Yes: Safety and effectiveness in children have been established for Clotrimazole when used as indicated and in the recommended dosage. Read more

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Can you use clotrimazole cream on your back for your acne?

Can you use clotrimazole cream on your back for your acne?

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

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