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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Why does elocon whiten skin?

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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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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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

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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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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?

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 of time. 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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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

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 more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

Elocon Allergy (Definition)

Elocon (mometasone) is a topical steroid. That is used to treat inflammation / itching of skin from a variety of causes. See: ...Read more


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Elocon (Definition)

Elocon is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more