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Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Use steroid free

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid.
The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects.

In brief: Use steroid free

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid.
The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects.
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