I have been using Betamethasone valerate (0.12 %) for three weeks (with occlusion) on my left and right knee to treat an allergic contact dermatitis.Now that the rash is gone, I was advised to stop applying the topical cortisone. My question is, since I am a professional swimmer, is it safe for me to hit the pool? Or, should I wait for some time because of the increased risk of infection (I am especially worried about ringworm)?
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