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How Effective Are Steroid Creams At Treating Phimosis
Children do better: Than adults. 70 -80% respond to steroid creams, if applied correctly. This means pulling back on the foreskin and appling cream to all the skin preventing retraction, or are of narrowing causing a "waist" if the tight foreskin can be pulled over the glans. Apply twice daily for 3 months.Remember always to pull tight foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis. Unfortunately 50% re-phimose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Betamethasone: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Used as instructed, it will cure or significantly improve the problem in over 70% of patients. ...Read more
See below: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks and will improve or cure in >70%. The risks are minimal but prolonged use can cause thinning of the skin, and use of the cream extensively over the body can inhibit adrenal steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However the consequences may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, topical salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, oral systemic retinoids and/or a variety of antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, moderate/severe: Croup is an infection (typically viral) of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). Characterised by a barking cough, hoarse voice and noisy breathing. It is most common in young children as their airways are narrow and more prone to swelling. In moderate or severe croup (stridor and increased rate and work of breathing) a child may be treated with oral Dexamethasone to settle the swelling ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have keratosis pilaris. I'm currently using amlactin nightlyfor it.It's not very effective. Are there anymore effective treatments, preferably cheap?
How can i treat eczema? I'm currently using Beprogel Topical solution. Is there any other options without steroid content?
Elidel (pimecrolimus): Yes. Only avaialble on Rx. An excellent medication and not a steroid. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection. ...Read more
It can help.: The use of Betamethasone cream, along with good hygiene and stretching exercises can help with phimosis. Whether is can fix the problem depends on the degree of phimosis and the presence of scarring. In young boys, the issue can resolve spontaneously, and sped up with topical steroids. In adults, especially if scarring has occurred, the success rate drops. ...Read more
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