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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Valisone (Overview)

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


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I have spots all over my legs and my doctor put me on valisone. Will this help at all?

I have spots all over my legs and my doctor put me on valisone. Will this help at all?

Leg spots: Valisone is a topical steroid useful for eczema and a few more conditions. If you have eczema, this medication is fine. If you do not have eczema, valisone may not help. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
98 doctors shared insights

Valisone (Overview)

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


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Is valisone g prescribed for impetigo?

Is valisone g prescribed for impetigo?

No: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin.It can be caused by several different bacteria, most commonly though it is caused by a strep infection of the skin. It is not cured by vaseline. It requires either topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to use betamethasone for phimosis and does it have any side effects?

Usually: It is usually applied twice a day to the affected area. It can thin the skin if used for too long period. Usually longer than one week. ...Read more

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Is valisone g prescribed for impetigo?

No: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin.It can be caused by several different bacteria, most commonly though it is caused by a strep infection of the skin. It is not cured by vaseline. It requires either topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have spots all over my legs and my doctor put me on valisone. Will this help at all?

Leg spots: Valisone is a topical steroid useful for eczema and a few more conditions. If you have eczema, this medication is fine. If you do not have eczema, valisone may not help. ...Read more

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How long till betamethasone will start working?

2-3 days: Usually one begins to improvement in 48-72 hours after asteroid injection. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of betamethasone?

What are the side effects of  betamethasone?

Betamethazone: Bethamethsone is a potent steroid that can affect multiple organ systems from high blood pressure, to cataracts, to thinning of skin and many more side effects. ...Read more

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Which is better--dexamethasone or betamethasone?

Which is better--dexamethasone or betamethasone?

Neither.: There is no "better" or "worse" among topical corticosteroids. (i'm assuming you are talking about topicals, but Dexamethasone is also given orally.) both are mid-strength anti-inflammatory creams. Betamethasone is probably more popular in this country, but i don't know of any particular reason for that. ...Read more

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What is the use of medivin or betamethasone cream?

Betamethasone: Betamethasone is a steroid (cortisone)cream used for inflammatory skin conditions (rashes). It should not be used for very long due to risks of atrophy of the skin. ...Read more

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Can I use lotriderm(Betamethasone) to ease insect bites?

Can I use lotriderm(Betamethasone) to ease insect bites?

Maybe: That is a pretty potent steroid for inflammation related to insect bites. Hydrocortisone may be more appropriate as it is milder. Having said that, if there are large areas of redness and itchiness and no open or bleeding wounds, betamethasone wouldn't be harmful if used sparingly. Also 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help ease the reaction. ...Read more

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Got a Celestone (betamethasone) shot today for resp issues. Are there any normal side effects? Worrisome side effects?

Short term.: Celestone (betamethasone) is a corticosteroid that helps with inflammatory conditions. Given one time short term side affects can occur. Water retention, short change in emotional status from elation to paranoia, blood sugar elevation can happen.Insomnia to excess energy might occur. Again, these are all possibilities, but resolve within hours to a day. The benefits outweigh risks inshort term usage. ...Read more

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I've had psoriasis for ~15 years but it's gotten worse. I've applied betamethasone but topical is becoming impractical. Are there other options?

I've had psoriasis for ~15 years but it's gotten worse.  I've applied betamethasone but topical is becoming impractical.  Are there other options?

Methotrexate, Enbrel (etanercept): Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the white blood cells attacking the skin as if it was bacteria or a virus.Low dose weekly Methotrexate is very effective in treating psoriasis--the way it works is not completely understood but decades of use show it is a reliable and safe drug (no alchohol! while taking). Enbrel (etanercept) is a newer highly effective drug that neutralizes tnf, inflammatory protein. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed betamethasone for my baby's lungs. Is it ok?

I am assuming...: ...That you mean that you are getting Betamethasone shots to help mature your baby's lungs before the baby is born. If that is the case, yes, that is the way it is done. ...Read more

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Ok to get betamethasone in pregnancy?

Ok to get betamethasone in pregnancy?

OK for preterm risks: Betamethasone is usually given in 2 doses 24 hours apart after 24 weeks of gestation to anyone who is at risk for preterm delivery. Common candidates are women with multiples, incompetent cervix, complete previa, or anyone who has a history of preterm delivery for whatever reason. It's well studied, effective, debate still about additional courses & timing. I give a rescue dose if ptl < 32 weeks. ...Read more

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How effective is betamethasone creams for phimosis?

How effective is betamethasone creams for phimosis?

Betamethasone: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Used as instructed, it will cure or significantly improve the problem in over 70% of patients. ...Read more

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I have rash but celestone (betamethasone) not working?

?diagnosis: Steroids like celestone (betamethasone) can be useful however, it's important that the diagnosis is confirmed as this drug may not be the appropriate treatment. If not resolving go back to doctor who prescribed it or see a specialist (dermatologist). May need biopsy to confirm if not already done. ...Read more

Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Betamethasone Valerate (Definition)

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