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What is Clobetasol G Cream and how does it work?
Clobetasol G Cream is a topical medicine used to treat many bacterial skin infections. It helps to reduce itching, rashes, redness, pain, purulent discharge from the infected site, etc., associated with bacterial skin infections.
It works by reducing the production of chemicals that cause swelling and redness and stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infections.
What does it contain?
It contains Clobetasol (0.05 %w/w) + Gentamicin (0.1 %w/w)
What are the side effects of using Clobetasol G Cream?
- Dry skin
- Burning sensation at the application site
- Redness of skin
- Itching or rash
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
How to use Clobetasol G Cream?
Clobetasol G Cream should be used as advised by the doctor. Wash your skin with a gentle, mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Clobetasol G Cream. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas, two or three times a day as suggested by your doctor. The dosage will depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using the cream, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands.
Warnings and Precautions:
- Allergic reactions: Your doctor may recommend a patch test to see whether this medicine is safe for you, before using it on the affected skin. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience allergic symptoms like abnormal swelling, rashes, breathing difficulty, etc.
- Chronic application: use Clobetasol G Cream for the prescribed duration as suggested by your doctor. Prolonged use of cream may cause thinning of skin at the site of application and the skin may become highly prone to infections.
- Cushing’s syndrome: prolonged use of cream can cause Cushing’s syndrome. It is a disorder in which the body makes too much of a hormone called cortisol. If you experience symptoms like an increase in blood glucose levels or swelling of the face, etc., then consult a doctor immediately.
- External use: clobetasol G Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the nose, mouth, eyes, vagina, or open wounds while using this cream. If the cream comes in contact with these areas, then rinse it off with water immediately.
- Antibiotic resistance: The entire course of treatment with Clobetasol G Cream should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.
- While using Clobetasol G Cream, refrain from scratching or touching your infected skin as it can spread the infection to other areas as well.
Interactions with Medicine:
Antidiabetic medicines and tretinoin/ isotretinoin may interact with Clobetasol G cream.
Frequently asked questions:
How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
Clobetasol G Cream may take several weeks to show its action. Keep using it as suggested by your doctor.
Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
Clobetasol G Cream is not recommended for use in pregnancy. You should consult your doctor before using it.
Can this medicine be taken while breastfeeding?
It is not known whether Clobetasol G Cream passes into breast milk or not. However, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this cream.
Can I stop using Clobetasol G Cream when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop using Clobetasol G Cream and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. This is because your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Can I use Clobetasol G Cream for dark spots or pigmentation?
No, clobetasol G cream shouldn’t be used for dark spots or pigmentation. Clobetasol G cream makes your skin very thin and that is why you feel like your dark spots or pigmentation is fading or reducing.
Can I use Clobetasol G Cream for fairness?
No, Clobetasol G Cream is a really strong topical corticosteroid cream. It cannot be used as a fairness cream. Clobetasol makes your skin thin and this is why you feel like your skin is getting whiter or fairer.