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Possible to use without side effects --desonide?

Possible to use without side effects --desonide?

Yes: Desonide is a mild topical steroid often used for steroid-responsive skin diseases in more sensitive skin areas like the face. It should be used intermittently with breaks to avoid any side effects like skin color changes (light and dark), skin thinning, stretch marks, and scarring. As long as you are using it properly, you are not likely to have problems or side effects. ...Read more

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I have had red, very dry skin on one side of my face and forehead for a year. I have a derm appt in a month but can I use desonide cream until then?

I have had red, very dry skin on one side of my face and forehead for a year. I have a derm appt in a month but can I use desonide cream until then?

No: Since you already have an appointment in place then it is advisable to keep that appointment except if the desonide cream was prescribed for the condition. A hypoallergenic facial moisturizer should do till you see the Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My child has eczema, have been using desonide on and off for couple weeks. Now eyes are red at times swollen. Is this likely due to allergies or is this probably a side effect? When will redness fade?

My child has eczema, have been using desonide on and off for couple weeks. Now eyes are red at times swollen. Is this likely due to allergies or is this probably a side effect? When will redness fade?

Allergies: Likely allergies. The redness will persist as long the offending agent is present unless your child is on an antihistamine -then it should get better fairly rapidly. An aside, topical steroids ( i.e. Desonide) should not be placed around the eyes or mouth unless specifically directed by your physician. ...Read more

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Will desonide cure eczema?

Will desonide cure eczema?

Can help!: Desonide is a topical steroid cream that is used in certain dermatological conditions, and yes, eczema is one of them! keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so it isnt tru;y a cure, but a treatment to keep it under control. Also, using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil will also help keep your eczema under control. ...Read more

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I've had a rectal itch for a month and tried several creams and powders, including desonide. What other cream can I try to stop the itch?

I've had a rectal itch for a month and tried several creams and powders, including desonide. What other cream can I try to stop the itch?

RECTAL ITCH: A VERY COMMON COMPLAINT. CUT DOWN ON SPICY FOODS. DO YOU HAVE HEMORRHIOIDS? DIARRHEA? FUNGOUS OR YEAST INFECTIONS? PINWORMS, OR PARASITE INFECTION? WARTS IN YOUR ANAL REGION? DIABETES? NEW TOILET PAPER? IF NO BETTER SOON, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Can desonide lighten hyperpigmentation?

Can desonide lighten hyperpigmentation?

Maybe: Desonide is a steroid cream, which can improve inflammation. If the hyper pig is due to inflammation the desonide might help, but it won't lighten the actual color. You will probably want to combine it with a bleaching cream. You should also take care if you're using it on your face, check with MD to make sure the concentration isn't too high. If the color is due to sun or age, it won't help. ...Read more

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Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks. How long should I take a break before resuming?

Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks.  How long should I take a break before resuming?

2 weeks: If you have been using desonide twice daily for 2 weeks, you should take a break for at least 2 weeks before resuming. As a rule of thumb, 2 weeks is the maximum number of days in a row to use twice daily topical steroids. If you are using topical steroids only once daily, then you may use them for a month. Use caution on the face and genital regions with topical steroids (can thin skin). ...Read more

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I have a baby with face eczema. I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back. Is something else safer or better?

I have a baby with face eczema.  I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back.  Is something else safer or better?

Frequent Vaseline: Eczema on the body and face is in most cases transient and doesn't leave life long scars in most babies. Eczema occurs due to the skin becoming dry. Some important things to do: 1. Apply vaseline/eczema ointments 4-6 times per day 2. Use luke warm water for baths 3. Don't put soaps in the water for bathing as it leaches fat from the skin. 4. Use small amounts of aveno baby wash/dove soap. ...Read more

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