What is Betaderm?

Betamethasone is a potent glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Unlike other drugs with these effects, betamethasone does not cause water retention. It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, foam, lotion or gel to treat itching. Betamethasone sodium phosphate is sometimes prescribed as an intramuscular injection (I.M) for itching from various ailments, including allergic reactions to poison ivy and similar plants.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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I have burn like patches on the back of my left leg. it is swollen and painful to touch. one doctor rx'd bactroban for infection and a second...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for query,
You can use bactroban cream.
If there is infection then one course of antibiotic will speedy relief.
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I have 3-4 pink colored rashes that's surrounding an old Infection(closed two weeks ago) in my left forearm. They started dime sized, circular,...

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Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this rash that...

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