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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Mometasone (Definition)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...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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What are the side effects of mometasone furoate?

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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Mometasone furoate cream USP what is it used for?

Mometasone furoate cream USP what is it used for?

Steroid Cream: It is a corticosteroid cream and used for skin rash caused by allegy, for atopic dermatitis, eczema, contact dermatitis, inflammatory conditions of skin other dermatosis which respond to steroid cream locally and one application a day only.It is a medium potency corticosteroid cream and can not be sold without prescription. ...Read more

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Is mometasone furoate used for itchy ears?

Is mometasone furoate used for itchy ears?

Mometasone: Mometasone is a cortisone (steroid) medication and is too strong for the thin skin of the ears. A milder cortisone can be prescribed, but for occasional use (1-2x/week) only to avoid thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to put mometasone furoate on the face?

Is it a bad idea to put mometasone furoate on the face?

OK short term: Mometasone is intermediate potency steroid; so it should be used sparingly & briefly on the face to prevent problems such as steroid acne. Ask your doc if there may be a better choice for treating the skin condition you are treating. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to put mometasone furoate on your skin for posion ivy?

Is it beneficial to put mometasone furoate on your skin for posion ivy?

Poison Ivy Treatment: Topical steroids like mometasone are often prescribed to treat poison ivy. Sometimes, patient will also require oral steroids to help these eruptions subside. However, you shouldn't use any prescription medication, oral or topical cream, without first consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Yes: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help. ...Read more

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I have a reocurring itch red spot and been using mometasone furoate to go away, but appears later.?

I have a reocurring itch red spot and been using mometasone furoate to go away, but appears later.?

Suggests eczema: or contact dermatitis. If you want definitive diagnosis, make an appointment to see dermatologist when the rash is present ...Read more

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Iam using hydroquinone 2% retinion 0.025% mometasone furoate 0.1% for more than 2 years..now i stopped it became more darker.please help me?

Iam using hydroquinone 2% retinion 0.025% mometasone furoate 0.1% for more than 2 years..now i stopped it became more darker.please help me?

These are temporary: These agents are not permanent, they just interfere with the production of melanin, the pigment that causes your discoloration. You have to continue to use them for life, at least intermittently, or consult a laser specialist. ...Read more

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I recently noticed that my back and my chest is cover with dark scaly patches. What can it be? I tried mometasone furoate but is not working.

I recently noticed that my back and my chest is cover with dark scaly patches. What can it be? I tried mometasone furoate but is not working.

Rash on chest & back: One of the rashes on chest and back that has scaling patches either lighter or darker than skin color is tinea versicolor, a yeast infection of the skin. Tinea versicolor gets worse in hot weather. It is treated with dandruff shampoos like selenium sulfide or ketoconazole and topical or oral antifungal medications. Topical steroids do not help and may make it worse. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is mometasone furoate cream good for diaper rash?

Is mometasone furoate cream good for diaper rash?

Partly: Diaper rash is caused by too much moisture on the area and the major problem is from monilial infection. The best approach is to make sure the bottom be kept dry by changing the diaper when moist. Anti-perspirant powder can also be used. However an anti-fungal cream is often needed +/- a topical cortisone cream . ...Read more

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What is mometasone furoate lotion used for cause hair loss?

What is mometasone furoate lotion used for cause hair loss?

Alopecia Aerata: Har loss caused by condition called alopecia aerate sometimes responds to local corticosteroid injections or cream or lotion like mometasone, but cream and lotions are not so effective as the injections are and may take longer to see results.Whether it will work is difficult to predict. But it will do nothing to male pattern hair loss which is the common hair loss in men. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Elocon (Definition)

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