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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Desoximetasone (Overview)

Desoximetasone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
35 doctors shared insights

Desoximetasone (Overview)

Desoximetasone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Cost of producing it: The price of medications, including this one, is set by the manufacturer based on costs related to developing, producing, and distributing the medication. Since this is generic, it is also influenced by the number of competing manufacturers in the market, in general, the more competitors, the lower the price. ...Read more

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Can you use desoximetasone on cold sores?

Can you use desoximetasone on cold sores?

Cold Sores: You can use steroid cream to lesions because it is anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Help please! could desoximetasone be used on the ear?

Need more info: What reason would you be using it for? If the use is appropriate, it can be used. ...Read more

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Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Ointments may be: Ointments containing steroids by help manage the flare up in rosacea, but they are most definitely not a cure and should be used sparingly and cautiously under the guidance of a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a special interest in skin. Be well from the jersey shore, . ...Read more

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Will desoximetasone cream work on acne?

Will desoximetasone cream work on acne?

No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne. The only barrier to your being treated effectively is a dysfunctional health care system. I start with cheap topical clindamycin; systemic tetracycline works for tougher cases; dermatologists must rx "the big guns" which are extremely good. ...Read more

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If i apply desoximetasone 0.25% cream over an open wound will that cause toxic symptoms since it can get into bloodstream?

If i apply desoximetasone 0.25% cream over an open wound will that cause toxic symptoms since it can get into bloodstream?

No: Sepsis is spread of an infection throughout the body (could be through blood). It's highly unlikely that putting a steroid cream would cause the infection to worsen to the point of sepsis. However. The cream can prevent the normal phases of wound healing to occur and prolong the healing period. A wound can become worse and cause systemic illness if it is left untreated or improperly treated. ...Read more

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Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Few competitors: Dexamethasone ointment has only a few suppliers and the total market is small. So the pharma manufacturers think they can jack up the price and get more for each prescription. And - they are right since there is little competition for this product. ...Read more

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Topicort (Definition)

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