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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Has anyone ordered the topical steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Yes, but...: ...Whether it helps will depend on what is causing the hair loss. If the cause is inflammatory, then an anti-inflammatory like temovate (clobetasol) will be helpful. If inflammation is not involved - regular old baldness, for example - topical steroids will have no effect. ...Read more

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How to use clobetasol propionate cream for vitiligo?

How to use clobetasol propionate cream for vitiligo?

Won't work: The cream you mention is a steroid cream meant for inflammatory, itching skin eruptions, and not for vitiligo. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor cause and treatment??? Just applied an anti fungal cream "clotrigmarole cream usp1%"

Tinea versicolor cause and treatment??? Just applied an anti fungal cream "clotrigmarole cream usp1%"

TINEA VERSICOLOR: I CALL THIS A FRIENDLY FUNGOUS CONDITION. A KETOCONAZOLE CREAM AND SHAMPOO OFTEN WORKS WELL. IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR CHEST AND BACK, FOR EXAMPLE, WASH THOROUGHLY YOUR CHEST AND BACK, AND THEN AFTER YOU RINSE OFF, DRY AND APPLY THE CREAM AT BEDTIME. YOU MUST DO THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS. GOOD LUCK . . . ...Read more

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Is fluocinolone acetonide cream good for eczema?

Is fluocinolone acetonide cream good for eczema?

Yes: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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Can I use Nizoral ketoconazole cream for pimples?

Can I use Nizoral ketoconazole cream for pimples?

Pimples: Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream is a treatment for yeast and fungus. It will not treat acne pimples because acne is due to a combination of bacteria, sebum, cornification, hormones. It could make acne worse by blocking up the openings of the pores. You can get effective acne therapy from your doctor. ...Read more

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Has anyone used the steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Has anyone used the steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Yes: Steroid, particularly strong corticosteroids, like temovate, (clobetasol) have been tried topically on bald spots to grow hair. However, the effectiveness is not as good as injection of corticosteroids. Dermatologists can help you. ...Read more

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Which is better for baldness due to alopecial: minoxidil or clobetasol propionate?

Which is better for baldness due to alopecial: minoxidil or clobetasol propionate?

Depends on the cause: If its normal male or female pattern hair loss, then Minoxidil is better. But if the hairloss is coming from an inflammatory condition like lupus or lichen planopilaris, then clobetasol is better. ...Read more

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Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Yes but you needmore: This is certainly a good steroid but your dermatologist will be able to suggest a variety of other options. ...Read more

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Can a topical steroid cream work for my phimosis?

Can a topical steroid cream work for my phimosis?

Prescription creams: 1% Betamethasone Valerate or Kenalog (triamcinolone) are only available in US by prescription. Might work, but less likely as get older, i.e. your age. Will not work if phimotic ring is scarred, in which case surgery is only viable option. 0.Try it, might help nut don't be disappointed if it does not or recurs. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate cream effective for ringworm?

No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make the skin look less red, but will also let the fungus grow better, so that when you stop the clobetasol, the fungus will be worse than before. ...Read more

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Hi can u use candid-b antifungal cream for pityriasis versicolor ?

Clotrimazole: Sure, if you have some handy. There are a variety of effective treatments to keep this at bay. ...Read more

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A good cream for psoriasi?

A good cream for psoriasi?

Many options: The good news is that there are multiple different types of skin creams that can help with mild to moderate psoriasis. More sever cases will require systemic treatment. There is a good summary of options at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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