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Doctor insights on: Ketoconazole Desonide Cream

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Can desonide or ketoconazole cream be used for the face?

Can desonide or ketoconazole cream be used for the face?

Sometimes: Desonide is a steroid and can attenuate allergic and inflammatory conditions of the facial skin. Keto conazole is an anti-fungal and can be used for diagnosed treatment of facial fungus infections. Your dermatologist can assist you in diagnosis of your facial issues and recommend the best treatment. Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


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Is it a bad idea to use expired ketoconazole cream?

Not dangerous: It won't hurt you; the only question is whether it will help. No harm in trying if you're trying to save money. Read more

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Ketoconazole cream 2% not working on jock itch after 12 days of use, twice daily. What to do?

Ketoconazole cream 2% not working on jock itch after 12 days of use, twice daily. What to do?

See doctor: It may not be "jock itch". it is not feasible to say what it may be, without examining you. Given the lack of response to a medication that should have taken care of a jock itch, it is time to see a doctor. Read more

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I've had a rectal itch for a month and tried several creams and powders, including desonide. What other cream can I try to stop the itch?

I've had a rectal itch for a month and tried several creams and powders, including desonide. What other cream can I try to stop the itch?

RECTAL ITCH: A VERY COMMON COMPLAINT.
CUT DOWN ON SPICY FOODS.
DO YOU HAVE HEMORRHIOIDS?
DIARRHEA?
FUNGOUS OR YEAST INFECTIONS?
PINWORMS, OR PARASITE INFECTION?
WARTS IN YOUR ANAL REGION?
DIABETES?
NEW TOILET PAPER?
IF NO BETTER SOON, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST
BEST LUCK. Read more

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Ketoconazole cream allowed when pregnant?

Ketoconazole: It's best to check with your OB/GYN. Although ketoconazole is Pregnancy Class B - there are some uncertainties regarding fetal toxicity and the way the mother's body metabolizes the medication. Topical medications have been used in pregnancy, usually because of limited absorption. However I would first check with your OB/GYN. You don't want to risk it. Read more

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Can compound ketoconazole cream treat eczema?

Can compound ketoconazole cream treat eczema?

Fungus...: Ketoconazole is used for fungal infections on the skin. Eczema is best treated with regular moisturizing cream and steroid creams/lotions such as hydrocortisone. Follow up with your doctor for a better evaluation of this problem. Read more

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Can ketoconazole cream 2% be used on the scalp? If so, how would I apply it?

Can ketoconazole cream 2% be used on the scalp? If so, how would I apply it?

Yes but why?: It is safe on the scalp but the scalp is an unusual site for yeast infection Read more

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Will the nizoral (ketoconazole) cream work on my shifting clouds if it is expired?

Shifting clouds?: Not sure what you mean by "shifting clouds". Please resubmit question. In general, it is not advisable to use expired medication. Read more

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Can dermatitis cause hypo-pigmentation? And can ketoconazole cream cause adrynyl suppression

Can dermatitis cause hypo-pigmentation? And can ketoconazole cream cause adrynyl suppression

Yes and no: Dermatitis can cause hypopigmentation (tinea versicolor, a fungal infection, is an example) and ketoconazole cream, which is an antifungal cream and not a steroid cream, doesn't cause adrenal suppression. Read more

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Should I wash my ringworm often keep it fresh? And any other cream that's good besides ketoconazole?

Should I wash my ringworm often keep it fresh? And any other cream that's good besides ketoconazole?

Many options: Here in the states, there are many anti-fungal options available w/o prescription. I don't know about brazil which is where your post listed you. Wash ; dry prior to applying your anti-fungal cream. Talk to your family doc if the rash doesn't go away after a week or so. Keep the area dry between applications of anti-fungal cream. Read more

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Part of my skin is gone & I'm still curing it with ketoconazole cream for many months it hasn't gone away I'm tired?

Part of my skin is gone & I'm still curing it with ketoconazole cream for many months it hasn't gone away I'm tired?

Questionable: If you have been treating your skin area that long it needs to be evaluated and changes made. Not sure what you mean by asking gone as if it is truly gone you need to see the provider about this. Have you seen a Dr. If not you really need to see your provider about this to see if can decide on a better treatment. Hope this helped. Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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