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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What are lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and clotrimazole used for?

What are lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and clotrimazole used for?

To treat fungus.: Both are antifungals and are used to treat athlete's foot and other fungual and superficial infections. ...Read more

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What is lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream usually used for?

What is lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream usually used for?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream: This cream is an antifungal cream that has a little cortizone (hydrocortisone) in it. I don't use this cream because I feel it decreases local defenses against the very fungus you're trying to kill. And besides that, the cortizone (hydrocortisone) which is in this cream is too powerful to use on some areas for extended times. It can cause thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Can use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) on wounds?

Can use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) on wounds?

What, me worry..: What kind of wound are you thinking about treating. A little more detail in needed. ...Read more

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Will lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) treat seborrheic dermatatis?

Will lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) treat seborrheic dermatatis?

Likely yes: A lot of people with seb derm respond to topical steroids for the redness. However, Betamethasone is a potent steroid and a lot more than I would recommend using on your face. Also, Clotrimazole may help some patients with seb derm. Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) would not be my first, or second or even third agent to use. ...Read more

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How effective is treating ring worm with lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)?

How effective is treating ring worm with lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)?

Not ideal: If you have been definitively diagnosed with "ring worm" (a form of dermaphytosis), then lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is not an ideal therapy. This is because this medicine contains a topical corticosteroid, which does not actually treat the fungal infection (it may help relieve the itch) as well as an anti-fungal. The latter is all you really need. A single anti-fungal agent suffices. ...Read more

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Can you use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on your skin?

Can you use lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on your skin?

Yes, but: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) can be used on the skin, but only for the right reasons. The antifungal part gets rid of some tinea infections, while the steroid part cuts down on redness, itching, and inflammation. A doctor can evaluate to see if such a cream should be used, and importantly, for how long it should be used. ...Read more

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Where can I get lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream to buy for my skin?

Where can I get lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream to buy for my skin?

Prescription: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a prescription cream that requires authorization form a physician. ...Read more

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I was prescribed lotrisone for a stubborn vaginal yeast infection but am nervous to use it. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

I was prescribed lotrisone for a stubborn vaginal yeast infection but am nervous to use it. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Yes: There is very little downside on using Lotrisone. You need to discuss with your doctor about your concern on medications in the future. ...Read more

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Is Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) fine for long term use? I have a chronic skin problem that comes back every other week.

Is Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) fine for long term use? I have a chronic skin problem that comes back every other week.

See a dermatologist: The details are important. Diagnosis? What area of skin? How large an area? Probably you will benefit from a precise diagnosis. "Chronic skin problem" is not a diagnosis. Probably you will do better with a different cream based on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you use clotrimazole and betamethasone diproprionate to treat eczema? Can these 2 creams be used instead of lotrisone?

Can you use clotrimazole and betamethasone diproprionate to treat eczema? Can these 2 creams be used instead of lotrisone?

Eczema: If you have eczema, antifungals will not help your rash. A steroid cream like betamerhasone should be sufficient ...Read more

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I have had 3 different physicians prescribe lotrisone, (clotrimazole and betamethasone) while 2 others said not to use it for anything?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone): Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has Betamethasone (a steroid that is anti-inflammatory and prevents inflammation that could help fight off fungus) and Clotrimazole (an antifungal cream). Many believe that the Betamethasone counteracts the Clotrimazole and believe that if there is a fungal infection, it should be treated first, then use a steroid cream to help calm the inflammation. ...Read more

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GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?

GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: Potency steroid so typically I do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more

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Was prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for a stubborn yeast infection under my breasts, its working great but how long is safe to continue use?

Was prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for a stubborn yeast infection under my breasts, its working great but how long is safe to continue use?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone): Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) combines a very weak antifungal/antiyeast med with a very strong cortisone, so not certain what this med treats. When applied to body folds for even a few weeks, Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) can cause thinning of skin, stretchmarks, dilated blood vessels, etc. For yeast infections under breasts, there are better antifungal (without cortisones) medications that would help. Please do not use this one. ...Read more

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Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

Use steroid free: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid. The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects. ...Read more

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I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?

I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?

Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is strong enough, or applying it often enough. Breakouts are usually from the vehicle. So choose a spray or thin lotion with a high spf (55 or higher) and apply it often while you are in the sun. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Clotrimazole And Betamethasone (Definition)

Clotrimazole|betamethasone is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Lotrisone (Definition)

Lotrisone is a corticosteroid/antibiotic combination which is a ...Read more