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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Mometasone (Overview)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What is mometasone furoate lotion used for cause hair loss?

What is mometasone furoate lotion used for cause hair loss?

Alopecia Aerata: Har loss caused by condition called alopecia aerate sometimes responds to local corticosteroid injections or cream or lotion like mometasone, but cream and lotions are not so effective as the injections are and may take longer to see results.Whether it will work is difficult to predict. But it will do nothing to male pattern hair loss which is the common hair loss in men. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
60 doctors shared insights

Mometasone (Overview)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Can I use mometasone furoate cream to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Can I use mometasone furoate cream to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Very bad idea: Mometasone is a steroid medication (like cortisone) that reduces inflammation. If you treat yourself the itching may go away temporarily, but the yeast will get worse and when you stop the cream you will be much worse off. Vaginal yeast infections are treated with antifungal medicine - eg monistat. ...Read more

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Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Yes: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to alternate mometasone and fluticasone intranasal sprays?

Is it safe to alternate mometasone and fluticasone intranasal sprays?

Yes but why?: They are nearly identical in effectiveness except that fluticasone has a rose water odor which is not tolerated by a few. If you want to use up your nasal steroid , that's fine but there is otherwise no reason to alternate them. ...Read more

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May i know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate..... Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?

May i know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate.....
Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?

Sunscreen to lower: Risk of skin cancer due to the theoretical increased risk of vulnerability to the effects of uv radiation. Therefore short term use is recommended in combination with aggressive avoidance of sun exposure. ...Read more

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How long can elomet cream (mometasone furoate) be used on face? Will it harm if i use it for a month? Will a month be too long?

How long can elomet cream (mometasone furoate) be used on face? Will it harm if i use it for a month? Will a month be too long?

Use it daily?: If you use it twice a day for a month, you might get something called peri-oral dermatitis or steroid induced acne rosacea. I cannot cay if that will happen after one month. I would not recommend that you use it for that long, it you use it daily. ...Read more