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 group 1 highest potency (super potent)  

Group 1: Highest potency

Augmented betamethasone dipropionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% gel]
Apply qd-bid [0.05% lotion]
Apply qd-bid [0.05% ointment]

Clobetasol propionate:
Apply bid [0.05% cream]
Apply bid [0.05% foam]
Apply bid [0.05% gel]
Apply bid [0.05% lotion]
Apply bid [0.05% ointment]
Apply bid [0.05% Shampoo]
Apply bid [0.05% Solution]
Apply bid [0.05% Spray]

Fluocinonide:
Apply qd-bid [0.1% cream]

Flurandrenolide:
Apply bid [tape]

Halobetasol propionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% cream]
Apply qd-bid [0.05% ointment]

 group 2 high potency  

Group 2: High potency 

Amcinonide:
Apply bid-tid [0.1% ointment]

Augmented betamethasone dipropionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% cream]

Betamethasone dipropionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% ointment]

Desoximetasone:
Apply bid [0.25% cream]
Apply bid [0.05% gel]
Apply bid [0.25% ointment]

Diflorasone diacetate:
Apply qd-tid [0.05% ointment]

Fluocinonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.05% cream]

Fluocinonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.05% cream]
Apply bid-qid [0.05% gel]
Apply bid-qid [0.05% ointment]
Apply bid-qid [0.05% solution]

Halcinonide:
Apply bid-tid [0.1% cream]
Apply bid-tid [0.1% ointment]
Apply bid-tid [0.1% solution]

Mometasone furoate:
Apply qd [0.1% ointment]

Triamcinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.5% ointment]

 group 3 high/medium potency  

Group 3: High/medium potency

Amcinonide:
Apply bid-tid [0.1% cream]
Apply bid-tid [0.1% lotion]

Betamethasone dipropionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% cream]

Betamethasone valerate:
Apply qd-tid [0.1% ointment]

Diflorasone diacetate:
Apply qd-tid [0.05% cream]

Fluocinonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.05% emollient cream]

Fluticasone propionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.005% ointment]

Triamcinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.5% cream]

 group 4 medium potency  

Group 4: Medium potency

Betamethasone valerate:
Apply qd-bid [0.12% foam]

Clocortolone pivalate:
Apply bid-tid [0.1% cream]

Desoximetasone:
Apply bid [0.05% emollient cream]

Fluocinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.025% ointment]

Flurandrenolide:
Apply bid-tid [0.05% ointment]

Hydrocortisone valerate:
Apply bid-qid [0.2% ointment]

Mometasone furoate:
Apply qd [0.1% cream]
Apply qd [0.1% lotion]

Prednicarbate:
Apply bid [0.1% ointment]

Triamcinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.1% ointment]

 group 5 medium/low potency  

Group 5: Medium/low potency

Betamethasone dipropionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% lotion]

Betamethasone valerate:
Apply qd-bid [0.1% cream]
Apply qd-bid [0.1% lotion]

Desonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.05% ointment]

Fluocinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.025% cream]

Flurandrenolide:
Apply bid-tid [0.05% cream]
Apply bid-tid [0.05% lotion]
Apply bid-tid [0.025% ointment]

Fluticasone propionate:
Apply qd-bid [0.05% cream]

Hydrocortisone butyrate:
Apply bid-qid [0.1% cream]
Apply bid-qid [0.1% lipocream]
Apply bid-qid [0.1% ointment]
Apply bid-qid [0.1% solution]

Hydrocortisone valerate:
Apply bid-qid [0.2% cream]

Prednicarbate:
Apply bid-qid [0.1% cream]

Triamcinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.1% cream]
Apply bid-qid [0.1% lotion]
Apply bid-qid [0.025% ointment]

 group 6 low (mild) potency  

Group 6: Low Potency 

Alclometasone dipropionate:
Apply bid-tid [0.05% cream]
Apply bid-tid [0.05% ointment]

Desonide:
Apply bid-tid [0.05% cream]
Apply bid [0.05% foam]
Apply bid [0.05% gel]
Apply bid-tid [0.05% lotion]

Fluocinolone acetonide:
Apply qd [0.01% shampoo]
Apply tid-qid [0.01% solution]

Flurandrenolide:
Apply bid-tid [0.025% cream]

Triamcinolone acetonide:
Apply bid-qid [0.025% cream]
Apply bid-qid [0.025% lotion]

 group 7 lowest potency  

Group 7: Lowest Potency 

Hydrocortisone:
Apply bid-qid [0.5 % cream]
Apply bid-qid [0.5 % ointment]

Apply bid-qid [1.0 % cream]
Apply bid-qid [1.0 % lotion]
Apply bid-qid [1.0 % ointment]

Apply bid-qid [2.5 % cream]
Apply bid-qid [2.5 % lotion]
Apply bid-qid [2.5 % ointment]

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