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Topicort 025 Cream
No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more
Ciclopirox BP(1%w/v), Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (1%w/v) , aloe vera vs Cetrimide IP(5%w/v),Isopropyl alcohol IP(10%w/v). which shampoo is better 'n' why?
Is it okay to use butenafine hydrochloride cream (1%) along with miconazole nitrate powder spray (2%) at the sametime for fungal treatment on groin?
Reaction from sun which have me itching on my arm, chest, back, and face. I have fluticasone propionate cream .05% & lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream. Which 1 to use?
"Seven 7 Cream": A product called "7 cream" contains calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, coconut, avocado, neem and manuka oils. It can help areas of skin that are damaged, inflamed, or healing. It's not a homeopathic remedy because it isn't individualized to you. But it has no parabens, is safe topically, and some of my patients have liked it. http://7cream.ca/ also available on amazon.Com. ...Read more
I usually apply uniflex-n cream (betamethasone 0.1%, neomycin 0.5%) to prevent pimple from growing bigger at my face. It works. Is it actually safe?
No: This is not useful for acne. Neomycin is of no value for any use on any skin problem. Betamethasone is a potent steroid which should not be used on the face. It increases risk for glaucoma and cataracts. Repeated use on the face, especially young women, may lead to a condition called "perioral dermatitis". When this occurs it seems to get better when Betamethasone is applied, only to rebound when. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It ok to use tretinoin cream with Zenatane 40mg (isotretinion)? I'm flaring, day 7 on back. If so how often. Using clindamycin lotion 2x day. No help!
Reflective blocks: The main categories of sun protectors are blocks that absorb radiation and those that reflect them. In general, the reflective blocks with micronized zinc and titanium will be more effective.. Do not forget to use moisture creams and drink water. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?
I m using candid tv(clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress?What should be my further tratment
Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?
Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more
Yes and no: Depends on the cause and location of the irritation. If it is external then yes it might be helpful, if the irritation is internal then you should not use treatments like desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). See your gyn and determine the cause of irritation. Then the appropriate and safe treatment will be utilized. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pacemaker installed and I was prescribed Desoximetasone Cream. Any ideas as to why or was this a mistake on the invoice?
Call the doctor: The only thing I can think of for using a topical steroid is to prevent scarring on the surgical wound in people prone to develop keloid. Nonetheless I applaud you for questioning the Rx. Contact the doctor who prescribed it to find out why since this appears to have nothing to do with your pacemaker . ...Read more
No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne. The only barrier to your being treated effectively is a dysfunctional health care system. I start with cheap topical clindamycin; systemic tetracycline works for tougher cases; dermatologists must rx "the big guns" which are extremely good. ...Read more
Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just put it anywhere! if you are referring to sun allergies such as polymorphic light eruption (pmle), steroid creams can help treat. If you mean solar urticaria (hives), creams don't work as well as antihistamines. For pmle or hives, see your doctor! ...Read more
Was prescribed desoximetasone cream for dermatitis. I take toprol, (metoprolol) Synthroid & vtamin d daily. Is it ok to use this? & can I apply it 2 open wounds?
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
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