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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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