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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Cordran (Overview)

Cordran is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Will cordran tape work for wrinkles?

Will cordran tape work for wrinkles?

Pathologically...: As discussed in a prior answer, an occlusive dressing over a corticosteroid multiplies the concentration of that steroid up to a factor of ten. Cordran tape contains a fluoridated corticosteroid, one of the most potent available. Surgeons or dermatologist generally use this. As with any steroid, it can cause thinning, atrophy, easy bruising of the skin. Caution, stay away from face and neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Cordran (Overview)

Cordran is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Does prescription steroid cream expire?

Does prescription steroid cream expire?

Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. Meds sold in the US are required to have expiration dates printed on the container. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream for wrinkles?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream for wrinkles?

No: It's a steroid cream - and long terms use could actually result in skin thinning. It doesn't help wrinkles, either. ...Read more

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Can I used an expired betnovate (betamethasone valerate) cream?

Can I used an expired betnovate (betamethasone valerate) cream?

You can, but: You probably should not. It likely is less effective, with fewer active ingredients, and some of them may be more toxic than the original active pharmaceutical ingredient. ...Read more

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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream for acne?

Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream for acne?

No.: It is not advisable to use triamcinolone (a steroid cream) on the face. Steroids are designed to be used as temporary anti-inflammatory agents on rashes. They work by suppressing the immune system. Over a period of time, the immune system adjusts and needs stronger steroids to obtain the same result. In addition, they destroy collagen in the skin which ages skin and they can cause steroid acne. ...Read more

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Does dr. Reddys niltan cream contain steroid?

Does dr. Reddys niltan cream contain steroid?

Not likely.: According to the a web search, dr. Reddy niltan cream is an otc, homeopathic product that some believe to have beneficial effects on degeneration of the knees. The active ingredients appear to be boswellia serrata extract, coriander seed oil, ; liquorice extract. None to my knowledge have any steroid effect on the body; some of the perceived benefit may be boswellia's antiinflammatory effects. ...Read more

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Can you use vanos cream after steroid injections?

Yes: Vanos is a high potency topical steroid. It may be applied after steroid injections if there is still an active, scaly, inflammatory process on the skin. Be careful if the skin is just red, though, to avoid steroid atrophy. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone valerate/neomycin reduce acne scars?

Can betamethasone valerate/neomycin reduce acne scars?

No: I am really sorry that your acne was neglected and you got scars. This stuff is asking to make things worse. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be able to help with a filler, laser or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Can one use triamcinolone acetonide cream on a ringworm?

Can one use triamcinolone acetonide cream on a ringworm?

Helps with itching: Triamcinolone=steroid is sometime combined with antifungal cream to help with severe itching/irritation (inflammation). Steroid itself does not treat the ringworm. Lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and are often adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections on skin (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does "topical steroid cream" do?

Decreases inflammat: In general, topical steroids help to decrease the inflammation and redness associated with certain rashes. It is wise to avoid applying such creams to the face, and i would recommend seeing your physician prior to applying any topical steroids. ...Read more

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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or shots is that they do not cause steroid related side effects as often or as severely. Side effects form cortisone shots can include weight gain, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, effects on bone health, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever tried using cordran tape for wrinkles?

Has anyone ever tried using cordran tape for wrinkles?

Wrinkles and Tape: Cordran tape (flurandrenolide tape) is a steroid medicated bandage that might have some value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin. As a stand alone treatment, topical steroids are not an effective treatment for wrinkles. Some topical skin creams, including some with retin-a, have steroids in them to help reduce the reactive inflammation that goes along with Retin-A treatment. ...Read more

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Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream on athletes foot?

Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream on athletes foot?

No: Only antifungals will kill fungal infections. Purchase otc terbinafine, lotrimin or any topical antifungal and apply as directed. You must also purchase a antifungal spray powder such as micatin or tinactin (tolnaftate) and spray your shoes you wear once a week to kill the fungal spores in your shoes to prevent reoccurrence. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid and will not kill the fungal infection. ...Read more

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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. ...Read more

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Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?

Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?

Be careful: Each cream is for something different. Some on your list is for acne and some is for hyperpigmentation and the steroid cream is for inflammation but it can thin your skin. The others can cause sun burn so only use at night and put it only on the area it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Flurandrenolide (Definition)

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