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Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

CanResearchYourself!: e.g.: https://www.google.com/search?q=potency%20of%20topical%20corticosteroids & http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf. All steroids (derivatives of cholesterol) work by altering gene expression, worsen blood glucose control (Diabetes Mellitus) & suppress immune system functions (can thus aggravate infections). Often fairly safe short-term if young & apparently healthy, yet can also backfire. ...Read more

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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) a strong steroid?

Is kenalog (triamcinolone) a strong steroid?

Not accordng to clas: No according to classification usually prescribed strength kenalog (triamcinolone)0.25.% is in group 6 kenalog (triamcinolone) 0.1% is in group 5 kenalog (triamcinolone) 0.5 is in group 2 group1 is most potent group7 is the least potent here you have it so it depends on the potency of kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Can one use triamcinolone acetonide cream on a ringworm?

Can one use triamcinolone acetonide cream on a ringworm?

Helps with itching: Triamcinolone=steroid is sometime combined with antifungal cream to help with severe itching/irritation (inflammation). Steroid itself does not treat the ringworm. Lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and are often adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections on skin (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

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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Can a topical steroid cream work for my phimosis?

Prescription creams: 1% Betamethasone Valerate or Kenalog (triamcinolone) are only available in US by prescription. Might work, but less likely as get older, i.e. your age. Will not work if phimotic ring is scarred, in which case surgery is only viable option. 0.Try it, might help nut don't be disappointed if it does not or recurs. ...Read more

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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase edible?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase: This is used as an oral bandage to treat or cover sores/ulcers in the mouth. Swallowing small amounts used in this manor is not harmful. ...Read more

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On hypertrophic scarring on lower eyelid, is using betamethasone valerate and a steroid shot okay?

 On hypertrophic scarring on lower eyelid, is using betamethasone valerate and a steroid shot okay?

Possibly: These can reduce the size or progress of a hypertrophic scar. However they should be used intermittantly and sparingly as if steroids are used chronically, they can cause thinning and atrophy of the skin into which the injection occurs. ...Read more

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Is nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide safe to use in my face for seb dermatitis? It's 1% strength.

Is nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide safe to use in my face for seb dermatitis?  It's 1% strength.

No (very short!): The concentration of triamcinolone (tac) is too high. For the face, concentrations should be 0.025 or less of tac. Problems that occur if you use this high concentration is thinning of the skin and steroid acne. Usually no higher that 2.5% (hc)hydrocortisone (or equivalent) is recommended on the face. The otc hc cream is actually only 0.1%. You will need to see your doc for a prescription. ...Read more

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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would beclomethasone, dipropionate, neomycin sulfate and miconazole nitrate cream helps in removing scars mark?

Hi docs, would beclomethasone, dipropionate, neomycin sulfate and miconazole nitrate cream helps in removing scars mark?

Doubtful: The three drugs that you mentioned are a steroid, an antibiotic and an anti- fungal medication. I do not think these meds would reduce a scar mark which is a manifestation of a healed wound or healed infection. ...Read more

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Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

No: They are terrible actually. Nystatin is an antifungal medicine, but is not effective against ringworm. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid that will help you with your itch, but often makes it easier for the fungus to grow and often allows it to spread more deeply into the skin. ...Read more

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I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

No: What is being treate .This combo is trying to treat fungus, inflammation and infection with bacteroa at same time. Problem should should be properly diagnosed and treated with appropriate agent. ...Read more

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