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Desoximetasone Ointment Uses
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
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
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
Is desoximetasone. 25% safe to use on an a small external area of an 8 year old for a short period of time (once a day for 2-3 days).
Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just put it anywhere! If you are referring to sun allergies such as polymorphic light eruption (pmle), steroid creams can help treat. If you mean solar urticaria (hives), creams don't work as well as antihistamines. For pmle or hives, see your doctor! ...Read more
How soon can I apply topicort after I apply xolegel? Or should I apply topicort before xolegel? I am to use both twice per day on hands and feet.
Try alternating: You can use one then the other 6 hours later, so they are offset by 6 hours in their delivery, giving each one the best chance of working at its best potential. ...Read more
Was prescribed desoximetasone cream for dermatitis. I take toprol, (metoprolol) Synthroid & vtamin d daily. Is it ok to use this? & can I apply it 2 open wounds?
I use desoximetasone to stop itching on my ear lopes. What could I use that is would not require a prescription?
Coritsone: You could try over-the-counter cortison cream, combined with a general lotion to help with itching. However, depending on the condition you are treating, the over-the-counter strength of the cream may not be strong enough to treat your problem. ...Read more
Not as strong: Topicort is a topical steroid cream. It is what we consider, depending on the concentration, a moderate potency steroid cream. You could purchase a Hydrocortisone 1 % over the counter but it will not be as efficacious as your topicort. Find out if your dr has any samples available, or co-pay cards to reduce the price of the topicort. So yes, you can try the hydrocortisone, but it may not work. ...Read more
Need more info: What reason would you be using it for? If the use is appropriate, it can be used. ...Read more
No but treating what: But you can discuss with your pharmacist about other over the counter products that are available in the corticosteroid family. You can discuss your options with your physician. It very much depends on what you are treating? Different rashes require different therapies. ...Read more
Yes OTC topical med: It depends what is being treated as itis used for a variety of topical rashes, your pharmacist can show what is availble otc, but the otc coticosteroids are not as potent (as strong). Your dermatologist can suggest a variety of alternatives, some of which are non-prescription meds. ...Read more
Eczema: Topicort is a fairly potent topical corticosteroid which can be used in scalp eczema, with relative safety. ...Read more
Speak with doctor: Then you should speak with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
Eye drop?: I am guessing you have been prescribed, or have some, Dexamethasone eyedrops which you have applied to the eye. If prescribed, follow the directions of your ophthalmologist. If accidental due to finding a bottle in the house, do not worry as one or two drops will do no harm. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory which should be used only with a doctor;s supervision. ...Read more