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Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

CanResearchYourself!: e.g.: https://www.google.com/search?q=potency%20of%20topical%20corticosteroids & http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf. All steroids (derivatives of cholesterol) work by altering gene expression, worsen blood glucose control (Diabetes Mellitus) & suppress immune system functions (can thus aggravate infections). Often fairly safe short-term if young & apparently healthy, yet can also backfire. ...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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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) a strong steroid?

Is kenalog (triamcinolone) a strong steroid?

Not accordng to clas: No according to classification usually prescribed strength kenalog (triamcinolone)0.25.% is in group 6 kenalog (triamcinolone) 0.1% is in group 5 kenalog (triamcinolone) 0.5 is in group 2 group1 is most potent group7 is the least potent here you have it so it depends on the potency of kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Is nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide safe to use in my face for seb dermatitis? It's 1% strength.

Is nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide safe to use in my face for seb dermatitis?  It's 1% strength.

No (very short!): The concentration of triamcinolone (tac) is too high. For the face, concentrations should be 0.025 or less of tac. Problems that occur if you use this high concentration is thinning of the skin and steroid acne. Usually no higher that 2.5% (hc)hydrocortisone (or equivalent) is recommended on the face. The otc hc cream is actually only 0.1%. You will need to see your doc for a prescription. ...Read more

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Will fractional laser to my face aggravate my formerly aggressive scalp psoriasis? Am on maintenance steroid topical drops.

Will fractional laser to my face aggravate my formerly aggressive scalp psoriasis?  Am on maintenance steroid topical drops.

Possibly: I would have the physician who is giving you the steroid evaluate your scalp and do a body skin check before any lasers are used. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetasol is more likely to cause side effects like skin thinning, scarring, discoloration which can all be permanent. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is much less likley to cause this. However, clobetasol is far more powerful than locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate). They are used for different conditions in different locations. ...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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Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone ? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!

Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone ? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!

It depends...: The two drugs are slightly different in that hydrocortisone is just a little more potent. However, both work similarly. As to using them regularly, the question becomes why the need for continued use. If you have a skin condition that is present whenever you do not use the cream, then it is a good idea to see your doctor about it so that it can be better assessed. There may be a more appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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On hypertrophic scarring on lower eyelid, is using betamethasone valerate and a steroid shot okay?

 On hypertrophic scarring on lower eyelid, is using betamethasone valerate and a steroid shot okay?

Possibly: These can reduce the size or progress of a hypertrophic scar. However they should be used intermittantly and sparingly as if steroids are used chronically, they can cause thinning and atrophy of the skin into which the injection occurs. ...Read more

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Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?

Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?

Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...Read more

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Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

No: They are terrible actually. Nystatin is an antifungal medicine, but is not effective against ringworm. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid that will help you with your itch, but often makes it easier for the fungus to grow and often allows it to spread more deeply into the skin. ...Read more

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Is retinol 0.9% weaker, stronger or even with the strength of tretnoin 0.04% ( retin a (tretinoin) micro). Will retin a (tretinoin) micro 0.04 % make a difference on my face?

Is retinol 0.9% weaker, stronger or even with the strength of tretnoin 0.04% ( retin a (tretinoin) micro).  Will retin a (tretinoin) micro 0.04 % make a difference on my face?

Retinol vrs Retin A (tretinoin): Significantly less people respond to retinol creams than to retinoic acid [tretinoin, retin a], and the degree of response tends to be less too. In theory, you should be able to apply retinol to the skin, wait till it gets converted to retinoic acid, however the conversion rate is low and varies greatly among individuals. ...Read more

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Will fluocinolone acetonide reduce a bikini rash?

Will fluocinolone acetonide reduce a  bikini rash?

Fluocinolone: Flucinolone is a medium potency steroid. As long as your rash is not contaminated with yeast or fungus or bacteria it should work. Do not use the fluocinolone more than twice a day and no more than two weeks in a row. Long term use can cause thinning of the skin as well as stretch marks. ...Read more

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