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Hi docs, would clotrimazole, and betamethasone dipropionate cream help shingles?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine

In brief: No

None of those medications would be helpful in the resolution of shingles.
Clotrimazole is an anti fungal cream and shingles is caused by a virus. The use of corticosteroids in shingles is also controversial because they are of little benefit and can increase risk of secondary bacterial infection.

In brief: No

None of those medications would be helpful in the resolution of shingles.
Clotrimazole is an anti fungal cream and shingles is caused by a virus. The use of corticosteroids in shingles is also controversial because they are of little benefit and can increase risk of secondary bacterial infection.
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