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How Long Should Desonide Be Used With Infants
Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks. How long should I take a break before resuming?
2 weeks: If you have been using desonide twice daily for 2 weeks, you should take a break for at least 2 weeks before resuming. As a rule of thumb, 2 weeks is the maximum number of days in a row to use twice daily topical steroids. If you are using topical steroids only once daily, then you may use them for a month. Use caution on the face and genital regions with topical steroids (can thin skin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a baby with face eczema. I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back. Is something else safer or better?
Frequent Vaseline: Eczema on the body and face is in most cases transient and doesn't leave life long scars in most babies. Eczema occurs due to the skin becoming dry. Some important things to do: 1. Apply vaseline/eczema ointments 4-6 times per day 2. Use luke warm water for baths 3. Don't put soaps in the water for bathing as it leaches fat from the skin. 4. Use small amounts of aveno baby wash/dove soap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is desonide 0.05% cream safe to apply on chin for eczema? How long is considered safe? Any different from lotion form? Which is better?
Desonide: Fluorinated steroids are not good to use on the face because of their strength and resultant side effects. However desonide is not a fluorinated steroid and is low potency. It is safe to use but all medicines have side effects so the least effective amount for the shortest time is best. All treatment is a balance between the good effects of treatment and the adverse effects of treatment. ...Read more
Chronic: Eczema is chronic and will recur. I recommend avoiding harsh soaps which will dry the skin, use aquaphor or vanicream to protect your baby's skin throughout the day and desonide to keep it controlled, preferably no more than 3 times a week. It gets better over time! also, eczema makes skin more susceptible to infections so if it persists, see your dr. ...Read more
Is it safe to use desonide ointment 0.05% on my eyelids (eye area) for long time? (forever as skin condition is concerned)?
Eye Pressure check!: Desonide is a topical corticosteroid that may cause your intraocular pressure to increase, resulting in glaucomatous nerve damage. If you need to use the ointment long-term, see an ophthalmologist after two weeks of use to determine if your eye pressure rises, and obtain a baseline visual field study along with a complete eye exam. Untreated, glaucoma will lead to vision loss and blindness. ...Read more
No : Steroid cream should never be used on a baby's diaper rash - or anywhere on a baby's skin without first seeing a doctor for diagnosis. Diaper rash is best treated by zinc oxide creams - put them on VERY THICK. You are not rubbing them in to treat the rash, rather, you are creating a barrier to prevent further irritation. ...Read more
Can triamcinolone cream be used in place of desonide cream for rosacea? Can not get into the dr. For a week and my desonide cream is all. A friend also has rosacea and uses triamcinolone cream.
Sometimes: Desonide is a steroid and can attenuate allergic and inflammatory conditions of the facial skin. Keto conazole is an anti-fungal and can be used for diagnosed treatment of facial fungus infections. Your dermatologist can assist you in diagnosis of your facial issues and recommend the best treatment. ...Read more
2nd degree burn to the face 9 months ago. Used many lotions like desonide .05%. Ect. Still have redness and extremely sensible to the sun. Suggestions?
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