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    Betamethasone Topical

    Information about Betamethasone Topical

    Betamethasone topical uses

    Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.

    How betamethasone topical works

    Betamethasone Topical is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.

    Common side effects of betamethasone topical

    Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis

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    Frequently asked questions for Betamethasone Topical

    Betamethasone Topical

    Q. Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?

    Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product

    Q. Does betamethasone topical lighten skin/ bleach skin?

    Betamethasone topical may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor's advice

    Q. Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?

    No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet

    Q. Does betnesol work in retention edema?

    No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem

    Q. Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?

    Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)