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Cream For Irritation
Yes and no: Depends on the cause and location of the irritation. If it is external then yes it might be helpful, if the irritation is internal then you should not use treatments like desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). See your gyn and determine the cause of irritation. Then the appropriate and safe treatment will be utilized. ...Read more
No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...Read more
Wrong treatments: Yeast is a type of infection that results when there is an imbalance of the many things that live in and on our bodies...Usually caused by antibiotics. Cortisone is a steroid used to decrease inflammation when it is not helping but rather causes problems. Like antibacterials for bacteria, a treatment specific for treating yeast should be used. Depending on where it is, the treatment varies. ...Read more
Yes: Try that first. Get checked out if it doesn't improve your symptoms in 3-5 days. ...Read more
Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?
Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more
I started to use Chloropyramine topical cream for releiving the itching from contact dermatitis on chest. is it good antihistamine cream for it?
Oral is better: It is not uncommon for topical application of antihistamines to cause sensitization reactions and to develop allergy to the antihistamine. A batter choice is to use the antihistamine orally and to apply calamine lotion to the area, If it is a true contact dermatitis the only effective way to eliminate the rash is with topical steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal agent that works against yeast. Clobetasol is a strong steroid that will supress inflammation and make it seem better but it will not kill the yeast, just hide it. Also clobetasol is extremely strong for the penis. It will cause skin atropy. ...Read more
NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...Read more
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
Several: You can use Lidoderm patches which contain a local anesthetic (lidocaine) or zostrix (capsaicin) cream which contains cayenne pepper extract. They work in totally different ways. The Lidoderm suppresses nerve activity. The zostrix (capsaicin) depletes substance p which is one of the neurochemicals that transmits pain. Neither should be used on the open sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer