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?
Added 20 Mar 2011:
I have a mysterious itch no one can diagnose it is NOT yeast or any other infection that 2 labs can detect.
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 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.
- Betamethasone Information for Consumers
- Betamethasone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Betamethasone (detailed)
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