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Your doctor may recommend a prescription for Lotrisone Cream if you find yourself dealing with athlete’s foot, ringworm, or jock itch. These are fungal infections that can cause irritation and inflammation of your skin.
Fungal infections can be contracted from pool decks, locker room shower floors, wearing sneakers or rubber gloves long term, and even from your pet. Keep moist skin areas as clean and dry as possible, don’t walk barefoot around shower or pool areas, and be careful not to come into contact with lesions on pets. You must also use caution if you have a fungal infection not to pass it on to others through skin-to-skin contact, sharing towels, wash cloths, or footwear, etc.
The active ingredients of Lotrisone Cream are Betamethasone Dipropionate, a corticosteroid that will inhibit the inflammatory chemicals in your body that cause the redness and swelling; and Clotrimazole, an antifungal drug that is absorbed into the affected skin cells and weakens the fungal cell membranes that are essential for their growth. It’s important to apply Lotrisone Cream for the time period recommended by your doctor to be certain the fungi are dealt with properly.
Ringworm can be passed around like a game of hot potato. Children are especially more likely to have ringworm because of close contact with their playmates, sharing brushes or combs, holding hands, or coming in contact with playground equipment that an infected child has been using. It can be on your scalp, under your fingernails or toenails and infect your entire family.
Ringworm does not involve a worm but it does have a ring-like appearance. A raised, red, itchy circle may appear on your skin or your toe and finger nails can become thick, brittle, and yellow. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about precautions for treating a fungal infection while decreasing the risk of passing it on to someone else.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using Lotrisone Cream on small children. Do not bandage any skin areas after applying Lotrisone Cream without your physician’s knowledge as it may intensify how it works or cause unintended side effects. List all current OTC and Rx medications you are taking and include herbal remedies and vitamin supplements to be certain the use of Lotrisone Cream is safe.
As there is no data concerning using Lotrisone Cream if you are pregnant, become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, discuss any health risks to your unborn or nursing baby before using this topical antifungal. Some allergy or medical conditions could be affected negatively with the use of Lotrisone Cream unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor. Lotrisone Cream should not be used on a child that is younger than seventeen years of age.