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Dr. Bhavin Patel
62 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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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
62 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

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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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I used a very little of elocon on my face and now it is red. What can I do and will it be permanent?

I used a very little of elocon on my face and now it is red. What can I do and will it be permanent?

No.: Many topical meds, including steroids like elocon, temporarily increase the blood supply, resulting in slight redness. It should not persist. If it does, you may not have the right treatment for your condition. See dr again. ...Read more

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Is elocon lotion ok to use inside of ears?

Is elocon lotion ok to use inside of ears?

Yes.: But use sparingly, and only per a dr's directive. Chronic & excessive use could lighten skin and possibly cause other problems. ...Read more

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I have chronic eczema on elocon cream with no relief. Alternatives?

I have chronic eczema on elocon cream with no relief. Alternatives?

See Doctor: With chronic eczema nonresponsive to elocon, stronger, more intense therapy may be needed. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I used a very little of elocon on my face and arms, so is that ok?

I used a very little of elocon on my face and arms, so is that ok?

Under medical superv: Need to be under medical supervision to continue using it on the face. No problem with using on the arms. ...Read more

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Eczema sufferer and i'm wanting a substiture for prescription elocon (mometasone furoate)?

Eczema sufferer and i'm wanting a substiture for prescription elocon (mometasone furoate)?

See Doctor: With chronic eczema nonresponsive to elocon, stronger, more intense therapy may be needed. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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Is it good idea if I put elocon on my psoriasis genital area?

Is it good idea if I put elocon on my psoriasis genital area?

Maybe: If it is the ointment then definitely no! if the cream then it is safe in very short (<1 week) period. Please ask your dermatologist what they would recommend. ...Read more

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My doctor has given me elocon ointment for eczema. Can I use it on my neck?

My doctor has given me elocon ointment for eczema. Can I use it on my neck?

Yes!: Recommend using it for flares but daily avoid harsh soaps (cerave cleanser is what I recommend) and use moisturizing cream (not lotion) daily all over to help protect your skin. Rx goes to focal areas of eczema and moisturizer goes everywhere. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me elocon ointment to treat my eczema but will it be too strong to use on my neck?

Yes!: Recommend using it for flares but daily avoid harsh soaps (cerave cleanser is what I recommend) and use moisturizing cream (not lotion) daily all over to help protect your skin. Rx goes to focal areas of eczema and moisturizer goes everywhere. ...Read more

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I have had eczema my whole life. I used elocon cream for 21 years. I have severe breakouts without the cream. Is this topical steroid withdrawals?

I have had eczema my whole life. I used elocon cream for 21 years. I have severe breakouts without the cream. Is this topical steroid withdrawals?

Eczema: Eczema is a chronic disease and this course is quite common with the disease. Make sure you are taking good care of your skin and using a cream or ointment for a moisturizer. You should also not scratch or run the effected skin as this can make the symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of mometasone furoate?

Potent skin steroid: That is a very potent topical steroid used for various dermatologic disorders. It should not be used on face, for extended use will cause skin atrophy. This should be prescribed by a dermatologist for the appropriate problems. ...Read more

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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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