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Can dermovate be used for allergic underarms?

Can dermovate be used for allergic underarms?

High Potency Steroid: Dermovate (clobetasole) is a high potency corticosteroid cream used for severe inflammatory conditions for short periods when milder steroid cream are nor effective. I don't know what you mean by allergic underarms. I will not advice you use such strong cream without knowing what you are using for. If you do have allergic rash try 1%Hydrocortisone cream available over the counter or consult your Doctor ...Read more

Dermovate (Definition)

Clobetasol propionate is a very high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication). ...Read more


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Which of the body is Dermovate ointment used on?

Which of the body is Dermovate ointment used on?

Dermovate: Clobetasol is a topical (skin-applied) corticosteroid medication used to treat skin conditions that have not responded well to other corticosteroids, including severe psoriasis and eczematous dermatitis. The scalp lotion and shampoo are used to treat psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis occurring on the scalp. Not to be used on face, groin, under arms, or under breasts. ...Read more

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What is Dermovate cream prescribed for?

What is Dermovate cream prescribed for?

Antiinflammatory: It is prescribed to treat severe inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis that have not responded to weaker corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Does Dermovate fade scars?

Does Dermovate fade scars?

Corticosteroid: This is a topical corticosteroid. It will decrease pigmentation but shouldn't be used for long periods as it can thin and weaken the tissue increasing the risk of injury to the site. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Dermovate on the armpits?

Yes: I would limit use to one week. Stop for one week and repeat as needed. Ask your dermatologist about this. ...Read more

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Dermovate cream for psoriasis, where is it available?

Dermovate cream for psoriasis, where is it available?

Prescription Steroid: Dermovate cream (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription corticosteroid cream. Due to its high potency it should not be used on the face or genitals. Limited use is recommended due to its potential adverse effects.

Regular follow up by your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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First of all am thanking for your help. My question is I used dermovate cream for several years and I need to quit this cream, and I tried for weeks but my face look worse what can I do please help.

First of all am thanking for your help. My question is I used dermovate cream for several years and I need to quit this cream, and I tried for weeks but my face look worse what can I do please help.

Not for face: Clobetasol should not be used on the face. Sounds like you have a condition caused by steroid on the face. Technical term is "perioral dermatitis" or periorafacial dermatitis". It features red pimples with a narrow clear area around the mouth. Clobetasol makes it temporarily better but it rebounds worse. You will get worse until you stop it, even though it is worse when you first stop. Calcineurin ...Read more

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How to treat the side effect of applying dermovate for whitening?

How to treat the side effect of applying dermovate for whitening?

Vitiligo???????: The answer depends on the details. Diagnosis? Where? How much area involved? How many grams of clobetasol; per week? Other treatments??? Which side effects did you have in mind??? How long in use? Etc. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis all over my body, including under my clitoris. Which ointment can I put on? I have hydrocortison, Dermovate and dovobet.

I have psoriasis all over my body, including under my clitoris. Which ointment can I put on? I have hydrocortison, Dermovate and dovobet.

Hydrocortisone oint: You have 3 cortisone ointments, but 2 of them (dermovate and dovobet) should not be used in the genital area, because the skin is too thin. The Hydrocortisone is milder, and is safer for use in that area. However, I feel you need to talk to your dermatologist about possible systemic therapies for your psoriasis, . ...Read more

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I have access to Mederma and Dermovate (0.05%). Which is a more effective medicine to treat scars? I am aware that the scars will not disappear.

Topical silicone: Topical silicone has the best record for diminishing the appearance of scars. Mederma and Vaseline were compared head-to0-head, and Vaseline worked better. Dermovate is a topical steriod and is used for inflammation. It should not be used long term, and is not a recommended treatment for scars. ...Read more

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Dermovate can be used to whiten armpit?

Dermovate can be used to whiten armpit?

No: "dermovate" is not a bleaching cream, it contains a high potency cortisone that when used in thin skinned areas like the arm pits, breasts or groin can cause very unsightly stretch marks. See a dermatologist to determine if your underarm coloration is a pigment problem or due to skin thickening. Treatment for each is totally different. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix Dermovate and ketoconazole to treat ringworm?

Is it ok to mix Dermovate and ketoconazole to treat ringworm?

Probably shouldn't: If it is definite that you have a fungal infection, which is commonly called ringworm you are better off just using the ketoconazole fungal cream and not using the steroid. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a wound on my ankle and it is there since 4 years, it irritates me very much sometimes but so far it has not healed, used dermovate?

Hi, I have a wound on my ankle and it is there since 4 years, it irritates me very much sometimes but so far it has not healed, used dermovate?

See your doctor: Any wound which has not healed in 4 weeks, let alone 4 years, needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It could represent a cancer or another serious condition which needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Skinoren cream - dermovate cream - dermatix how to use them and what is this creams for these creams were given by my dermatologist but he no explain?

Skinoren cream - dermovate cream - dermatix how to use them and what is this creams for these creams were given by my dermatologist but he no explain?

Indication?: Skinoren cream contains azelaic acid 20%; Dermovate: Clobetasol is a topical corticosteroid; Dermatix is a Silicone Gel. I suspect these are for acne treatment, but it behooves you to call your dermatologist and get your answers best from the guy who prescribed the therapy and knows your condition. ...Read more

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Can I use Dermovate for pimples and acne?

Can I use Dermovate for pimples and acne?

Absolutely not!: Dermovate is a medicine which is used in inflammatory skin conditions. It contains Clobetasol Propionate which is a highly potent steroid. It should only be used as directed by a dermatologist for appropriate skin conditions not acne. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use Dermovate on the scalp for repeated short periods over 10+ years? What usage could thin the scalp and is that a long term side effect?

Is it ok to use Dermovate on the scalp for repeated short periods over 10+ years? What usage could thin the scalp and is that a long term side effect?

Depends: Any time you use a topical steroid should be under physician supervision. Topical steroids may thin your skin, cause redness and stretch marks and depending on the amount of medicine you are applying and the frequency of medicine application, it may also be absorbed by your body. If you have scalp psoriasis, topical steroids should be ok as long as monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Does dermovate help reduce acne/dark/red marks?? I was told that it bleaches the skin somehow.

Does dermovate help reduce acne/dark/red marks?? I was told that it bleaches the skin somehow.

Not a good idea: Please don't do this. "Dermovate" is clobetasol, a glucocorticoid. It will first suppress, then much exacerbate, acne by suppressing the ability to fight the bacteria. The post-acne red lesions aren't treatable; they're the normal healing of the skin. The pigmented lesions are best left alone; you can make them look worse with bleach. Prevent new lesions by scientific Rx -- ask your physician. ...Read more

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I used Dermovate on my face to get rid of black scars on my face. Now am all lighter than before and not in a uniform way. Please help?

I used Dermovate on my face to get rid of black scars on my face. Now am all lighter than before and not in a uniform way. Please help?

Strong: Dermovat is a strong steroid and should be avoided on the face. Best for scars is laser treatment. Your pigmentation should come back at least partially. Stay away from it on the face! ...Read more

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Can I apply Dermovate ointment on hair loss on my eyebrows?

Can I apply Dermovate ointment on hair loss on my eyebrows?

Dermovate: Is a glucocorticoid (steroid) used in the topical management of corticosteroid sensitive dermatoses such as psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus, and other conditions which do not respond satisfactorily to less-active steroids. Placing it on your eyebrows may cause inadvertent movement to the ocular surface which could prove to be harmful to the ocular surface. ...Read more

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Hi doc, just want to ask if its good to continue use of dermovate cream for my face, I have some redness in my face and rashes.

Steroids on face: Usual recommendation is to avoid using steroids on face if possible, if needed used them only for short duration (unto 5 days) and after discussing with doctor as redness on face could be due to allergy, infection etc. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis since my teenage I am using clobetasol ointment, dermovate ointment today the pharmacist give me clotrimazole cream usp1%w/w. is that same??

I have psoriasis since my teenage I am using clobetasol ointment, dermovate ointment today the pharmacist give me clotrimazole cream usp1%w/w. is that same??

Moisturizer: I am a strong advocate on using non-scented soap and moisturizer after (preferably daily) bathing. Have you tried these? As for the cream, the former two are cortisone the clotrimazole is for fungal infection- they are totally different. See a dermatologist if the above measures did not work for you. ...Read more

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I used dermovate cream since 2012. Now my skin become sensitive when I stop this cream my face looks with red pimples and looks burned. So please help me how can I get good skin with out this cream help please?

I used dermovate cream since 2012. Now my skin become sensitive when I stop this cream my face looks with red pimples and looks burned. So please help me how can I get good skin with out this cream help please?

Second opinion: I routinely recommend discontinuing ineffective treatment. If you are having trouble with discontinuing and have underlying skin issues that could benefit from another cream, then a trusted dermatologist should be able to help. If you need a referral, ask people you know for the name of a dermatologist who will spend the time to discuss and explain their diagnosis/treatment/outcome expected. ...Read more

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Hairloss and eyebrows and lashes itchy. Went to dermatology precribe me ketrozol and trbinafine daktarin for eyebrows and Dermovate selsun shampoor?

Hairloss and eyebrows and lashes itchy. Went to dermatology precribe me ketrozol and trbinafine daktarin for eyebrows and Dermovate selsun shampoor?

First you probably: Need blood work to rule out thyroid problems. Topical antifunals can help with itchy brows and lashes, but you many need a steroid as well. Selsun shampoo probably won't do much. Try your meds for three weeks, if not better see derm in follow-uo ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.

What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.

Allergic: It is almost always an allergic condition. More frequently it is something your hands are coming in contact with. Less frequently it is something you are ingesting. It is worth the time and effort to see an allergist to try and identify possible culprits, especially if you are having the ongoing symptoms you describe. Also get dermatologist involved if one not involved already. ...Read more

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Does Dermovate cream get rid of acne scars?

Does Dermovate cream get rid of acne scars?

No: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment or a chemical peel, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". But Dermovate isn't one of the methods that work. ...Read more

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I am on 20mg methotrexate and Dermovate cream and folic acid. Why is the red patches not fading off my hands. I am 10 years on these meds?

I am on 20mg methotrexate and Dermovate cream and folic acid. Why is the red patches not fading off my hands. I am 10 years on these meds?

Need moreInformation: In order to answer your question, please tell me what you are being treated for with the methotrexate and Dermovate cream. What type of doctor prescribed it for you (dermatologist for psoriasis?). Are you taking methotrexate pills or injections under the skin. Are you taking it once per week? How long have you had the red patches on your skin? What does your doctor say when you ask him/her? ...Read more

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What are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots? And alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

What are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots? And alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

Diagnosis: Lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis. Differential diagnoses are the possible diagnoses for a set of symptoms. To give you a differential diagnosis we would need to know your symptoms. The definitive diagnosis of lichen sclerosis is made by biopsy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Would Clobetasol Proprionate (Dermovate 500mcg/g ointment) cause false negative test result to Syphilis and HIV if applied in broken skin and genitals?

Would Clobetasol Proprionate (Dermovate 500mcg/g ointment) cause false negative test result to Syphilis and HIV if applied in broken skin and genitals?

No: It won't, but be cautious using this strong steroid cream without doctors supervision, and better not to use it on broken skin, good luck ...Read more