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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely Not
This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection .
Totally wrong for acne. See dr friedlander's answer for better detail.

In brief: Absolutely Not
This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection .
Totally wrong for acne. See dr friedlander's answer for better detail.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No!!!
Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne.
The only barrier to your being treated effectively is a dysfunctional health care system. I start with cheap topical clindamycin; systemic tetracycline works for tougher cases; dermatologists must rx "the big guns" which are extremely good.

In brief: No!!!
Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne.
The only barrier to your being treated effectively is a dysfunctional health care system. I start with cheap topical clindamycin; systemic tetracycline works for tougher cases; dermatologists must rx "the big guns" which are extremely good.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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