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My son is three years old, he is uncircumsized and the tip of his penis appears to have a stricture. The doctor gave me betamethasone dipropionate cream to put on the tip of the penis once daily. What, if anything, is that going to do help the conditi...
by amy in chicago, il, 11/08/2007

Is there an over the counter cream available?

I currently have gotten dark flaky spots in places where I sweat the most, underarms,neck).  i have had this occur for the past 20 years.  I am tired of going to the doctor every time to get a new prescription.  It is a cream called:&nb...
by lorraine, 07/22/2007

Clotrimazole cream

I have read more on the Canex cream and Clotrimazole cream .It is reconmmended on itching and rashes of the foot but how come some doctor recommended it for vaginal itching
by Florence in Nigeria, 03/21/2007

Is betamethasone Dipropionate a steroid?

 My dog has been diagnosed to have Cushings' Disease, due to over use of steroid shots (for alergies). He's been taken off the shots and we are treating the alergies in another way. I have a tube of Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream in my ...
by Renee' in Miami,Oklahoma, 09/08/2006

My Scalp is itchy and is covered with white coat, it will flake if I scratch

I am experiencing a problem with my scalp for the last few mos. Scalp is almost all covered with dry white scale. Will flake is I scratch. Tried Head and Shoulder Shampoo did not help. Gets itchy at time. Any suggestion will help Thanks
by Lynne in Canada, 07/19/2006

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream Drug and Prescription Information


BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream Medication Classification



Del-Beta, Alphatrex, Maxivate

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream is used for the Treatment

Betamethasone Dipropionate (bay-ta-METH-a-sone dye-proe-pee-oh-nate) Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid.


You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to betamethasone or other steroid medicines such as hydrocortisone or triamcinolone.

How Should You Use BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream

Cream, Gel/Jelly, Lotion, Ointment, Spray, Foam

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use on areas of the skin that have cuts or scrapes.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • To use the cream, gel, lotion, or ointment: Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently. Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.
  • To use the aerosol foam, turn the can upside down and squirt a small amount onto a small plate or other cool surface. Then pick up small amounts of the foam and massage it into your scalp. Do not squirt the foam onto your hands because it will melt if you hold it too long.
  • To use the aerosol spray, shake the can just before using. Hold the can 3 to 6 inches from the skin and spray for about 2 seconds. Do not inhale the aerosol spray or use it near heat, open flame, or while smoking. Do not puncture, break, or burn the aerosol can.
  • Do not cover the treated skin area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream Storage

Store BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE (Topical) (Cream

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas.


  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have tuberculosis, diabetes, or a skin infection.


Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin irritation that was not there before using this medicine
  • Signs of skin infection such as redness or swelling
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Acne-like skin changes
  • Irritation, itching, redness, or dryness of skin
  • Mild, temporary stinging or burning


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