Can you use clotrimazole and betamethasone cream for yeast infection?
Clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate lotion is a medication used on the skin to treat fungal infections of the feet, groin, and body, as diagnosed by your doctor. Clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate lotion should be used for fungal infections that are inflamed and have symptoms of redness and/or itching.
Clotrimazole 1% solution is used to treat fungal infections in the ear. Use 2-3 drops of solution, two or three times daily.
- Clotrimazole is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. It can also be used to prevent oral thrush in certain patients. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
- Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. It is like an antibiotic but is used to treat yeast (fungal) infections. Oral clotrimazole is used to treat and prevent yeast infections of the mouth and throat. Clotrimazole may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
- Clotrimazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). Clotrimazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
OTC topical antifungal agents, including butenafine hydrochloride, clotrimazole, miconazole nitrate, terbinafine hydrochloride, and tolnaftate, are considered safe and effective for use in the treatment of mild-to-moderate fungal skin infections.1 These agents are available as ointments, solutions, lotions, creams,
- Most fungal infections respond well to these topical agents, which include:
- Clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF) cream or lotion.
- Miconazole (Micaderm) cream.
- Selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue) 1 percent lotion.
- Terbinafine (Lamisil AT) cream or gel.
- Zinc pyrithione soap.
- For example, fungal infection of the feet is athlete's foot or tinea pedia. In the groin area, it is tinea cruris (jock itch). Depending on the location and extent of ringworm infection, topical and/or oral antifungal medications may be prescribed for treatment.
- Types of candida fungus skin infections include:
- athlete's foot.
- oral thrush.
- vaginal yeast infection.
- nail fungus.
- jock itch.
- diaper rash.
Clotrimazole is another antifungal medicine used to treat infections. Like miconazole, it is placed in the vagina for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. Clotrimazole creams can also be put on the skin for localized fungal infections.
- Effects on Pregnancy: Clotrimazole is considered safe for use during pregnancy. There have been no reported birth defects and clinical study has revealed no such possible defects. Safe During Breastfeeding: Clotrimazole has been prescribed as an oral treatment for thrush with no negative side effects.
- Thrush during pregnancy can be treated with cream or a tablet inserted in the vagina (a pessary) that contains clotrimazole or a similar antifungal drug. But, if you're pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding, you shouldn't take anti-thrush tablets. Read more information about how thrush is treated.
- Canesten thrush cream is safe if you're pregnant, but oral thrush pills are not. Pessaries are also safe but you need to, ahem, insert them carefully.
Updated: 4th October 2019