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Elocon Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
I used a very little of elocon on my face and now it is red. What can I do and will it be permanent?
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
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. ?
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
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?
Maybe: If it is the ointment then definitely no! if the cream then it is safe in very short (<1 week) period of time. Please ask your dermatologist what they would recommend. ...Read more
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
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers