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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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Elocon (Definition)

Elocon 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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Whether hydroquinone + tretinoin + mometasone furoate can be applied all over the face daily during night. is there any side effects?

Whether hydroquinone + tretinoin + mometasone furoate  can be applied all over the face daily during night. is there any side effects?

Yes: This should not be used indefinitely no more than 2-3 months then stop for a month or so. THe hydroquione can cause discoloration of the skin the steroids will thin the skin and also cause pigment changes. Its best to discuss with the doctor who gave you the medication ...Read more

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Hydroquinone, tretinoin and mometasone furoate cream. I am an Indian boy of 17 and I want to use it to be fair. is their any side effects.is it works?

Hydroquinone, tretinoin and mometasone furoate cream. I am an Indian boy of  17 and I want to use it to be fair. is their any side effects.is it works?

Does not work: Each of the medications u have listed may cause slight temporary bleaching of skin Each of them has side effects and may harm you. U shd accept the color you have and concentrate on being healthy with good food and exercise and educate urself to become successful. Fair skin does not equate success. Setting goals, working hard, being persistent and aiming high will get u more. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone, tretinoin and mometasone furoate cream. I want to know about it. I am a Indian boy of age 17 and I want to use on my face to be fair. Can it works. Is their any side effects?

Do not use these: products with much sun exposure. Hydroquinone especially is supposed to bleach or whiten your skin, but will darken with significant sun exposure. Cover up when you are outdoors. Mometasone is a steroid and will cause infections to worsen if you have infected acne vulgaris or other eruptions. Tretinoin can also do the same as hydroquinone except more severe, along with burning and skin dryness ...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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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