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Doctor insights on: Desowen Low Strength Steroid

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Dr. Gregg Albers
2,230 doctors shared insights

Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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Can you use desonide on your scrotum?

Yes: It is a low potency topical steroid cream, lotion, ointment ; available as a foam. Used for eczema, psoriasis or contact dermatitis. Considered safe to use. ...Read more

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Is desonide ointment good for ringworm?

No: Steroid creams can make it worse, because fungi love steroids. You need an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Can desonide or ketoconazole cream be used for the face?

Sometimes: Desonide is a steroid and can attenuate allergic and inflammatory conditions of the facial skin. Keto conazole is an anti-fungal and can be used for diagnosed treatment of facial fungus infections. Your dermatologist can assist you in diagnosis of your facial issues and recommend the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is desonide 0.05% cream safe to apply on chin for eczema? How long is considered safe? Any different from lotion form? Which is better?

Is desonide 0.05% cream safe to apply on chin for eczema? How long is considered safe? Any different from lotion form? Which is better?

Desonide: Fluorinated steroids are not good to use on the face because of their strength and resultant side effects. However desonide is not a fluorinated steroid and is low potency. It is safe to use but all medicines have side effects so the least effective amount for the shortest time is best. All treatment is a balance between the good effects of treatment and the adverse effects of treatment. ...Read more

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I have bxo. Iam 25 yrs male and have bxo for last two years or so but detected two months ago. I need help.Currently I use tacrolimus and desonide .?

I have bxo. Iam 25 yrs male and have bxo for last two years or so but detected  two months ago. I need help.Currently I use tacrolimus and desonide .?

Bxo: Local antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents are used to treat lichen sclerosis (ls) and (bxo). Circumcision may be necessary. If the scarring leads to blocking of the urethra, sometimes more extensive reconstructive surgery is needed. Cook makes a meatal dilator that can be of help. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Desonide (Definition)

Desonide is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Desowen (Definition)

DesOwen is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more