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Is Sofradex used for treating skin pigmentation?

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is sofradex used for pigmentation ? alternative for lyramycin as its not available anywhr ?
Sat, 2 Jun 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Regarding topical creams.

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

Sofradex cream (contains framycetin and dexamethasone) is not meant for pigmentation. It is mainly used for eczema or infected eczematous dermatitis.
Lyramycin is a topical antibiotic (contains Gentamycin). You may use mupirocin 2 % cream Or fusidic acid 2% cream instead of Lyramycin for skin infections.

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