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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Are there any non-prescription substitutes for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Are there any non-prescription substitutes for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Not as strong: Topicort is a topical steroid cream. It is what we consider, depending on the concentration, a moderate potency steroid cream. You could purchase a Hydrocortisone 1 % over the counter but it will not be as efficacious as your topicort. Find out if your dr has any samples available, or co-pay cards to reduce the price of the topicort. So yes, you can try the hydrocortisone, but it may not work. ...Read more

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Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Cysts on penis: Topicort would have no usefulness in the treatment of penile cysts. These need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can topicort be bought without prescription?

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

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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 treat lupus?

Does topicort LP cream treat lupus?

Only discoid SLE: Not used to treat systemic sle, but cutaneous le, otherwise called discoid lupus. Whether you have sle or the discoid variety, you should also be on plaquenyl. ...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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Can a steriod cream called topicort delay a cycle?

Can a steriod cream called topicort delay a cycle?

Topicort: Very little of the steroid, topicort is absorbed internally. Therefore it should have no effect on your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Pretty good: Your physician may eventually add systemic Chloroquine or some other drug, and/or a topical agent such as tacrolimus. Discoid lupus can be a major nuisance and i hope that you are able to get a good result. ...Read more

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How soon can I apply topicort after i apply xolegel? Or should I apply topicort before xolegel? I am to use both twice per day on hands and feet.

How soon can I apply topicort after i apply xolegel? Or should I apply topicort before xolegel? I am to use both twice per day on hands and feet.

Try alternating: You can use one then the other 6 hours later, so they are offset by 6 hours in their delivery, giving each one the best chance of working at its best potential. ...Read more

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Is it possible for topicort to be used on my scalp to get rid of/control my eczema?

Is it possible for topicort to be used on my scalp to get rid of/control my eczema?

Yes but you need Dx: Yes possibly, but you need to be certain what the correct diagnosis is. This could be psoriasis. You could try tar shampoo. This may be very helpful. There are other shampoos you can use. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad face rash, went to dermatologist but gave me topicort but when I stop it rash keeps returning?

What to do if I have a bad face rash, went to dermatologist but gave me topicort but when I stop it rash keeps returning?

Med not helping rash: If Topicort prescribed by your dermatologist is not keeping the rash away, you should go back to that doctor for follow up. Your doctor needs to see the rash when it is 'active' for best results. Also, make a note of new soaps, creams, foods, etc. you may be unknowingly exposing yourself to something that your doctor isn't aware of. ...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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Will the steriod cream called topicort delay a menstrual cycle?

Will the steriod cream called topicort delay a menstrual cycle?

It may.: If used extensively and frequently, enough of the active ingredient can delay the menstrual cycle. Of cvourse, rule out pregnancy if possible. ...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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Hi, I just applied topicort (0.05%) to a poison oak rash on my arms. How long until I can safely breastfeed my baby?

Hi, I just applied topicort (0.05%) to a poison oak rash on my arms. How long until I can safely breastfeed my baby?

Stays on skin: You can breastfeed your baby right away as long as your rash does not come in contact with the baby. The poison oak toxin sticks tenaciously to your skin, and the most important thing is to remove it so you don't spread the rash by direct contact with your baby. Scrub your affected skin with "Tecnu" or other soap designed to remove poison oak from your skin. Don't let the rash touch the baby. ...Read more

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Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Second Opinion: It may be time to get a second opinion from a new dermatologist. Other thoughts I have is that this is more than psoriasis, such as a yeast infection. There are more treatment options than topical products for psoriasis, but they are very expensive and can have lots of side effects. In my office we would probably talk about getting a second expert's advice next. ...Read more

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Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Few competitors: Dexamethasone ointment has only a few suppliers and the total market is small. So the pharma manufacturers think they can jack up the price and get more for each prescription. And - they are right since there is little competition for this product. ...Read more

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Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Cost of producing it: The price of medications, including this one, is set by the manufacturer based on costs related to developing, producing, and distributing the medication. Since this is generic, it is also influenced by the number of competing manufacturers in the market, in general, the more competitors, the lower the price. ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription substitute for desoximetasone?

Is there a non-prescription substitute for desoximetasone?

No: Low strength steroids (hydrocortisone) are available over-the-counter without a prescription but Desoximetasone is much stronger and only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Defame thawing: creams should be used as directed, may cause localized atrophy and excesses could be absorbed internally. ...Read more

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Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Ointments may be: Ointments containing steroids by help manage the flare up in rosacea, but they are most definitely not a cure and should be used sparingly and cautiously under the guidance of a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a special interest in skin. Be well from the jersey shore, . ...Read more

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Is it okay to use desoximetasone on hemorrhoids?

Is it okay to use desoximetasone on hemorrhoids?

Too strong: Hydrocortisone is the only steroid to use on hemorrhoids. Stronger ones can lead to atrophy and incontinence! ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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