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I have red patches on my face and they are not going I tried a lot of topical medications but they are not working such as cutivate what is the cure?
Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...Read more
Has potential: This is a corticosteroid which although given topically may be absorbed to varying extents and systemic side-effects of steroids are numerous, including adrenal insufficiency when stopped, diabetes, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, and others, but these are infrequent complications of this therapy. ...Read more
Yes: You can, but what preparation: inhaled / nasal? ...Read more
Are there any journal articles that compare fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine, with what results?
Yes : There are numerous articles comparing antihistamines to nasal steroid sprays. Results uniformly favor nasal steroid sprays for control of nasal allergy symptoms, particularly congestion. The sprays have to be used regularly to be maximally effective, however. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any journal articles that compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?
This is what I found: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00502775Get a more detailed answer ›
I have eczema and i have been using alot of cutivate on my face, I have become very dark. So can you suggest any home remedies to make me whiter?
Scratching: Steroid cream does not darken the skin but scratching does. It is not a good idea to apply cortisone cream daily for a long time since it may induce acne as well as thinning of the skin. Need to find out what is actually causing your facial rash since eczema does not commonly affect the face except in very severe cases. See dermatologist to get a diagnosis and stop scratching. ...Read more
Reassurance : No, if dosage are appropriate for age and condition. ...Read more
Generally not: But you can never say never. If you think your sense of smell is diminished, first see your physician to make sure that you're underlying allergies or chronic sinusitis haven't led to the development of nasal polyps despite the use of flonase. Then, you can try stopping it for a few days to see if your sense of smell returns. If so, ask your doctor to switch you to another steroid spray. ...Read more
Treat not cure: Nasal steroids can be a prescription drug used to treat and manage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, but it does not cure it. A cure requires finding and addressing the cause, especially if it is truly from an allergic reaction to something. Common causes can be pet dander, plants, mold, environmental exposures, food (consider dairy for example), pregnancy. ...Read more
Fluticasone Propionate supposedly thins the mucus membrane if used too often. What is your thought on this?
I have fluticasone propionate 50 mcg that I use for allergies. Is it safe to use while experiencing the rebound effect? Didn't use it during my cold
What rebound effect?: What do you mean by rebound effect? ...Read more
I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?
Just be patient: Your normal skin tone will return on its own. Just resist putting any other chemical treatments or medication on your face. You are continuously making new skin cells and old skin cells are sloughed off. The outer layer of skin is usually recycled about every two weeks, so your face should be back to its normal tone before long. ...Read more
My 22mth old daughter has eczemas we use the Cetaphil and the cutivate cream together is it safe to use the cutivate all the time because when I stop?
Cutivate: Hi. It is safe to use the Cetaphil all the time on your daughter's skin but steroid creams can have side effects. Where is the eczema located and how often are you using the Cutivate right now? ...Read more
For years: Nasal steroid sprays are very safe. As long as you don't develop complications like bleeding, long term daily use under the supervision of your doctor is safe. Be sure to aim the tip up and out on each side to avoid trauma to nasal septum. ...Read more
NO: It is a steroid and will not cause any euphoria or high feeling. However excessive dosage can cause a thinning of your septum, infections in the sinus or throat and get absorbed causing endocrine problems so stay in the recommended doses ...Read more
Wait a few minutes: Try to wait 10-15 minutes to allow absorption of the medication. ...Read more
When I can use my facial moisturizer?. Although I've to put topical cutivate twice for some mosquito bites as my dermatologist prescribed for me?!
Facial moisturizer: You can still use your moisturizer even though you are treating bug bites with cutivate. ...Read more
I have vitiligo spots on the two corners of my lip. No had a biopsy done to confirm. Applied cutivate ointment for 6 weeks but no changenext options?
Tacrolimus...: Tacrolimus ointment may be helpful, according to some studies (requires prescription). If still no improvement, you should have some blood tests to rule out any internal causes. Vitiligo is very difficult to treat in any case; there may not be an effective treatment in your case. If not, special makeups such as covermark and dermablend are quite effective in concealing it. ...Read more