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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 ?
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
Does a flare up of seborrheic dermatitis with pain and burning mean hair will fall. Using clobesol, Nizoral shampoo. Kenalog (triamcinolone) spray and oral prednison?
On hypertrophic scarring on lower eyelid, is using betamethasone valerate and a steroid shot okay?
No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more
I have vaginitis. What works better on vulva triamcinolone acedonide cream or clobetasol propionate cream -Does cream or ointment work better ?
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
Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?
Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. ...Read more
Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more
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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