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Has anyone used the steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Has anyone used the steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Yes: Steroid, particularly strong corticosteroids, like temovate, (clobetasol) have been tried topically on bald spots to grow hair. However, the effectiveness is not as good as injection of corticosteroids. Dermatologists can help you. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

Caution!: That is a very potent steroid cream, usually not prescribed for continuous use.It can cause your skin to thin, blood vessels to change, loss of normal elasticity, worsening of skin infections, and rarely can cause systemic symptoms.This is less likely with use on just a "small" part of skin, but small is a relative term! it usually does not shrink keloids. Better would be steroid injected directly. ...Read more

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Has anyone ordered the topical steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Has anyone ordered the topical steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Yes, but...: ...Whether it helps will depend on what is causing the hair loss. If the cause is inflammatory, then an anti-inflammatory like temovate (clobetasol) will be helpful. If inflammation is not involved - regular old baldness, for example - topical steroids will have no effect. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a (tretinoin) which are all prescription. ...Read more

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What is clobetasol propionate gel for?

What is clobetasol propionate gel for?

Antiinflamatory: Used for psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and others. The gel is a very expensive form. The solution is far less expensive. ...Read more

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What is clobetasol propionate cream used for?

Treat inflammation: Clobetasol is a steroid. Topical steroids are used to treat a variety of dermatologic inflammatory diseases, ranging from eczema, to contact allergies, and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Will clobetasol propionate help with male jock itch?

Will clobetasol propionate help with male jock itch?

No will make worse: Jock itch is a fungal infection needing to be treated by antifungal medication. Clobetasol is a steroid. It suppresses the immune system so it will make fungal infections much worse. It is useful in genital skin disorders caused by inflammation -- things like eczema. Consider a virtual visit with a healthtap primary care doctor and attach an image of the affected area. Correct diagnosis required ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Yes but you needmore: This is certainly a good steroid but your dermatologist will be able to suggest a variety of other options. ...Read more

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Clobetasol propionate ointment is good for bug bites?

Clobetasol propionate ointment is good for bug bites?

Yes, though strong: Try not to use for long periods; it is a strong potentcy steroid and ointments tend to accentuate strength. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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