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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Elocon (Overview)

Elocon is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Elocon cream side effect and duration of benefit?

Elocon cream side effect and duration of benefit?

Let me try to help: Burning, itching, or stinging may occur when you apply this medication, but usually only lasts a short time. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and rash. Mometasone decreases swelling (inflammation), itching, and redness. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
61 doctors shared insights

Elocon (Overview)

Elocon is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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I have some rash on my foot that refuses to go away. I've used elocon and some ointment but its not leaving. What should I do?

I have some rash on my foot that refuses to go away. I've used elocon and some ointment but its not leaving. What should I do?

Many possibilities: Could be athlete's foot, contact dermatitis, bug bites, many systemic diseases, etc. See a podiatrist or dermatologist for more help and an exact diagnosis. Once you know what it is, it's easier to treat. ...Read more

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What can be some side effects of mometasone furoate ointment?

What can be some side effects of mometasone furoate ointment?

2nd strongest: Mometasone is in 2nd strongest class out of 7 levels of topical steroids. Use sparingly and for shortest time possible. Can cause thinning of your skin, sometimes redness and irritation [sensitized skin]. Kids may absorb more so be very careful if used chronically [can effect their whole body]/. ...Read more

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I have periodic eczema conditon and have been using elocon cream for the last 10 yrs. Is that ok?

I have periodic eczema conditon and have been using elocon cream for the last 10 yrs. Is that ok?

Should be ok: It should be ok, if you used it periodically. However, have a dermatologist check out your skin as one of the side effects of prolonged topical use is thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Why does elocon whiten skin?

Steroid effect: Topical steroids cause vasoconstriction and that means that the superficial blood vessels of the skin where the steroid is placed , become constricted and clamped down and as such the skin loses its normal rosy tone (temporarily). ...Read more

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Elocon cream side effect and duration of benefit?

Let me try to help: Burning, itching, or stinging may occur when you apply this medication, but usually only lasts a short time. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and rash. Mometasone decreases swelling (inflammation), itching, and redness. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter product that is similar to elocon (mometasone). I was given a sample once, and would like to get something similar. ?

Is there any over-the-counter product that is similar to elocon (mometasone). I was given a sample once, and would like to get something similar. ?

No: Unfortunately no. The otc nasal spray can cause severe rebound swelling of the nose. Please see your doctor for a prescription, as that medication is now available in generic. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Elocon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Elocon allergy?

Elocon allergy: Elocon (mometasone) is a topical steroid. that is used to treat inflammation / itching of skin from a variety of causes. See: http://www.rxlist.com/elocon-drug.htm ...Read more