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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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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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Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

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

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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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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide .05 cream be used with triamcinolone acetate 1% ointment for eczema?

Depends: They shouldn't be used at the same time on the same area, but sometimes you need a stronger one (fluocinolide) on one area and a weaker one (triamcinolone) in a different area. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) is: Betamethasone; Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal. A steroid cream is not good to use on any infection, but does stop itch and redness, but blunts immune and inflammatory defenses from ridding the infection. ...Read more

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Is pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream, 0.1% the same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Is pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream, 0.1% the same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

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 more

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Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

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

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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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