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Uses For Vagisil Cream
NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...Read more
GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?
Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: potency steroid so typically i do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more
Don't use!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) should never be used on herpes, and can make the herpes worse! Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a topical steroid, and steroids weaken the immune system. Herpes is viral infection, and your immune system needs support to fight it off. If it is a milder outbreak, you can try over-the-counter abreva 5 times a day for up to 10 days, but if not improving or if bad outbreak, see your dr for prescription treatment. ...Read more
No: Do not use any medication (whether prescribed or over the counter) in the vagina unless it is specifically stated that it is for that purpose. Please check with your health care provider for the right treatment. ...Read more
I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?
Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is strong enough, or applying it often enough. Breakouts are usually from the vehicle. So choose a spray or thin lotion with a high spf (55 or higher) and apply it often while you are in the sun. ...Read more
See your doctor: 1 % Hydrocortisone is a relatively mild topical steroid. However, any steroid, if used often enough, can cause thinning to the skin. Because the vaginal skin is already very thin, i would not advise this. Plus, vaginal itching can be due to infection, which Hydrocortisone could potentially aggravate. ...Read more
You can, but...: ...Whether it works will depend on the cause. If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription. ...Read more
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