Go the Rx for Clotrimazol cream and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream 0.05 for itching anus and vulva, but everywhere I read it says NOT to use on anal -genital area! I am scared to stop treatment as i am afraid symptoms will come back, yet skin looks all white down there now like it was bleached and I am afraid to continue use.
Why would a Dr tell me to use Betamethasone cream on genitals when other information says not to?
Question posted by moiknigi on 20 March 2011
Last updated on 6 November 2019 by Jwjena
I have a mysterious itch no one can diagnose it is NOT yeast or any other infection that 2 labs can detect.
Do you have lichen sclerosus. That caused itching. Really bad. Most doctors do not know about it.
Sounds like lichen sclerosus - that's what I have and use it for.
my husband was given the same medicine to use on anal and he got relief. he had lots of refills.
He now has the same problem but has been 4 years. said it was a yeast infections
I used this cream and after my labia started burning I stopped. Never use this cream on your lady parts. My Dr assured me that it was safe but only for 2 weeks, and never told me not to use on thin skin. I'm glad I stopped after 6 days. The burning feeling is still there but not as bad. I pray it will slowly go away because this feels so irritating.
NEVER use this cream. I'm so mad.
My son has hypospadias and the top surgeon in the US prescribed him betamethasone. His first surgery was done by a quack so I had to reach out to dr Snodgrass for help. Because he now has very little skin to work with... he sent in the prescription to help with the healing process as well as loosen his foreskin. I have to apply it all over my son's foreskin twice a day for 12 weeks. You CAN use this on the groin area. I also use it in other areas on my son any time he breaks out with heat rash.. diaper rash etc. And it works WONDERS! Better than any other creams and ointments ive ever used. BUT... it will cause a loosening of the foreskin. You have to keep in mind that everyone will react differently to medications. Most medications always let you know what the side effects are. And some will vary patient to patient.
I recently had shaved and noticed around my vagina was almost sun burnt and a little swollen, I went to see my doctor and was given the same medication. I get why you’re so worried but the medicine is meant for fungus but can be used for multiple things. The medicine is fine for genital areas and while you’re scared it’s safe. Just remember never use it more than 2 weeks!
Betamethasone cream is a topical steriod cream. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. It is not to be applied to thin skin nor to areas where there are folds in the skin. So you may apply to the outer parts of the labia and anus but not down inside.
Clotrimazole is an antifungal cream. Clotrimazole topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.
You have to continue to use the cream even once the symptoms are gone or the infection may return. You need to use the cream for as long as it was prescribed by the doctor usually two to four weeks, twice a day.
It is best to wear loose fitting clothing preferably cotton while you are treating this condition.
If you are still nervous, please consult the pharmacist or the doctor for further clarification.
It is hard to tell from your post to see if the doctor told you if you actually had a yeast infection. Clotrimazole cream treat the itch and irritation from a yeast infection. Generally speaking, you should follow your doctors advice regarding medications they prescribe for you. There is a prescription tablet for a bad yeast infection called Diflucan, or fluconazole that is oral and although it can take 24 hours to get all thru your body, it treats the yeast from the inside out. There are also over the counter creams that help with the itch, vagisil cream, would be an example. If you have continued itching after a week on clotimazole cream, it may not be a yeast infection, further testing should be done.
- Betamethasone uses and safety info
- Betamethasone information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Betamethasone (detailed)
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