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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Topicort (Overview)

Topicort is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Is there a non-prescription alternative for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Is there a non-prescription alternative for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Yes OTC topical med: It depends what is being treated as itis used for a variety of topical rashes, your pharmacist can show what is availble otc, but the otc coticosteroids are not as potent (as strong) . Your dermatologist can suggest a variety of alternatives, some of which are non-prescription meds. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
33 doctors shared insights

Topicort (Overview)

Topicort is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Can I use topicort on my lips.?

Can I use topicort on my lips.?

Topicort on lips: Topicort is a fairly potent topical corticosteroid which is meant to be used on the lips. ...Read more

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Can topicort be used on my scalp to control my eczma?

Can topicort be used on my scalp to control my eczma?

Eczema: Topicort is a fairly potent topical corticosteroid which can be used in scalp eczema, with relative safety. ...Read more

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Does topicort LP cream work on lupus?

Does topicort LP cream work on lupus?

Topicort in lupus: Topical corticosteroids such as topicort have very little effectiveness in lupus involving the skin. This form of lupus often needs either injections of steroid directly into the spots or internal treatments with medications such as Hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil). ...Read more

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Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage , is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash?What else it could be

Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage , is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash?What else it could be

Rash: You could try medicine for fungus infection. This could be candida, yeast infection. Trying the creams women use for yeast infections or athlete's foot creams may help until you can get to see the doctor for a real diagnosis. If you have a yeast infection on the skin, the topicort may even make it worse. Try to keep the areas cool and dry. ...Read more

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If i apply desoximetasone 0.25% cream over an open wound will that cause toxic symptoms since it can get into bloodstream?

If i apply desoximetasone 0.25% cream over an open wound will that cause toxic symptoms since it can get into bloodstream?

No: Sepsis is spread of an infection throughout the body (could be through blood). It's highly unlikely that putting a steroid cream would cause the infection to worsen to the point of sepsis. However. The cream can prevent the normal phases of wound healing to occur and prolong the healing period. A wound can become worse and cause systemic illness if it is left untreated or improperly treated. ...Read more

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Hi, I have went to 3 dermatologist and 1 surgeon I have been using retin a (tretinoin) hydroquinuione 4% nutracort topicort red mark has lasted 1 year 6 months?

DERMATITIS: Your problem seems like the red mark that lasted x1 1/2 years and seen by specialists x4 . Your rx are for acne, whitening of scars and steroids. Did you get a good advice ? You are in the right place! ...Read more

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May topicort LP be used on sebaceous cysts?

May topicort LP be used on sebaceous cysts?

Won't help: A sebaceous cyst is a plugged skin structure , it usually contains an oily substance..See a doctor if the cyst is big, painful, unsightly or infected..They can be treated by removal or inscision. ...Read more

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Can topicort be bought without prescription?

No but treating what: But you can discuss with your pharmacist about other over the counter products that are available in the corticosteroid family. You can discuss your options with your physician. It very much depends on what you are treating? Different rashes require different therapies. ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription alternative for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Yes OTC topical med: It depends what is being treated as itis used for a variety of topical rashes, your pharmacist can show what is availble otc, but the otc coticosteroids are not as potent (as strong) . Your dermatologist can suggest a variety of alternatives, some of which are non-prescription meds. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Desoximetasone (Definition)

Desoximetasone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more