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Desonide (Definition)

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


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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'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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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 isn't 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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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 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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What is the definition or description of: Desowen (desonide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Desowen (desonide) allergy?

Desowen allergy: Desowen (desonide) is a steroid medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/desowen-drug. Htm ...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?

Eczema cream: Desonide should be used as needed. Once the rash gets better discontinue its use. If rash comes back on may start using it again. Use hypoallergenic moisturizers so steroid cream is not used excessively. Moisturizer use especially after bathing an infant/child makes the skin healthy and decreases flare ups. ...Read more

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I have been taking Desowen lotion for a rash for 4 days and woke up last night with the condition worsened instead of getting better. What to do?

I have been taking Desowen lotion for a rash for 4 days and woke up last night with the condition worsened instead of getting better. What to do?

Change therapy: Most likely you are not treating the cause of the rash. Desowen treats the symptoms of a condition, this sometimes helps the body heal on its own by reducing inflammation. would suggest having your rash reevaluated ...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

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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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What can happen if I put desonide lotion on possible ringworm?

What can happen if I put desonide lotion on possible ringworm?

Itch relief only: If you have ringworm, you need to use an antifungal like lotrimin or lamisil (terbinafine). Ringworm will be terribly itchy, have a rough surface, and it will be a red rash in the shape of a MAP with a well-demarcated edge. If you use otc steroid cream, it will only ease the redness and itching but will do nothing for the ringworm. You could use lotrimin and the desonide for a nice combination treatment! ...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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Hi. My 4mons old baby had rashes during her 1st mons and was prescribed Desowen by her ped. It relieved the rashes only for a day. Can I use caladryl?

Hi. My 4mons old baby had rashes during her 1st mons and was prescribed Desowen by her ped. It relieved the rashes only for a day. Can I use caladryl?

Eczema: It appears your baby has dry skin condition and
calydryl OTC not as effective as Desonide that you have and lubrication i.e. aquafor, aveeno. Sometimes, if itching arises affecting eating or sleep one can add OTC
Benadryl 2 ml/cc orally every 8 hrs or at night. If it starts to ooze or scab, make virtual appt with health tap, welcome from Dr. Ivy Fisher ...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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My baby has face eczema. I used desonide for a week but it is back. Is aclovate safer or better?

My baby has face eczema. I used desonide for a week but it is back. Is aclovate safer or better?

Chronic: Eczema is chronic and will recur. I recommend avoiding harsh soaps which will dry the skin, use aquaphor or vanicream to protect your baby's skin throughout the day and desonide to keep it controlled, preferably no more than 3 times a week. It gets better over time! Also, eczema makes skin more susceptible to infections so if it persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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I have high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion. I s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?

I have high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion. I s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?

Desowen is steroid: The Saliblu is for the dandruff specifically. The desowen is a topical steroid and can be used to decrease inflammation or itching. Be careful not to get it on your face and only use it about twice a week in a thin later on your scalp. ...Read more

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Can you use topical steroids (desonide & elocon) on the face?

Not a good idea: In general, topical steroids should not be used on the face. ...Read more

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Was given Desonide Ointment 0.05% for really chapped lips caused by Claravis. Was wondering how does this work for my lips? Is it a moisturizer?

Mild corticosteroid: It work by stimulating the synthesis of enzymes to decrease inflammation, suppress mitotic activity and cause vasoconstriction. You should realize that your doctor has prescribed this medication as the benefit to you. ...Read more

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It's okay to use desonide 0.05% cream on my 6 month old baby's diaper rash right?

It's okay to use desonide 0.05% cream on my 6 month old baby's diaper rash right?

No: Steroid cream should never be used on a baby's diaper rash - or anywhere on a baby's skin without first seeing a doctor for diagnosis. Diaper rash is best treated by zinc oxide creams - put them on VERY THICK. You are not rubbing them in to treat the rash, rather, you are creating a barrier to prevent further irritation. ...Read more

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My 7 week old was prescribed with desonide for eczema can I use the cerave moisturizer cream in between application?

My 7 week old was prescribed with desonide for eczema can I use the cerave moisturizer cream in between application?

Moisturizer okay: It is okay to use a moisturizer cream in between. In general use products that are hypoallergenic, without added dyes or scents. Bathe baby every other day. Another product that can be used as both a water free cleanser and moisturizing cream is Cetaphil.
More about baby rashes and skin conditions:
https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Rashes-and-Skin-Conditions. Aspx ...Read more

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Face burn due to waxing how to teat this my face turned dark red. What can I apply on face desonide cream will work?

Trauma: Please stop the creams and steroids and products. You damaged and traumatized your skin. You have got to give this time to heal. Desonide may be the worst choice you could have made. Let it breathe and let the skin heal. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Desowen (Definition)

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