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Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Defame thawing: Creams should be used as directed, may cause localized atrophy and excesses could be absorbed internally. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Desoximetasone (Definition)

Desoximetasone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Does topicort LP cream treat lupus?

Does topicort LP cream treat lupus?

Only discoid SLE: Not used to treat systemic sle, but cutaneous le, otherwise called discoid lupus. Whether you have sle or the discoid variety, you should also be on plaquenyl. ...Read more

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Does topicort LP cream work on lupus?

Does topicort LP cream work on lupus?

Topicort in lupus: Topical corticosteroids such as topicort have very little effectiveness in lupus involving the skin. This form of lupus often needs either injections of steroid directly into the spots or internal treatments with medications such as Hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil). ...Read more

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Is desoximetasone cream (0.25%) okay for healing tattoos? Please advise!

Is desoximetasone cream (0.25%) okay for healing tattoos? Please advise!

No: What do you mean by healing tattoos? The inflammation resolves on its own. A steroid cream is not needed. ...Read more

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Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun burn?

Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun burn?

Cortisone & sunburn: Sure, apply it 2-3 times a day, and don't overdo it. See the other tips I just posted for sunburn, including Aspirin and white vinegar. ...Read more

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Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Pretty good: Your physician may eventually add systemic Chloroquine or some other drug, and/or a topical agent such as tacrolimus. Discoid lupus can be a major nuisance and I hope that you are able to get a good result. ...Read more

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If I apply desoximetasone 0.25% cream over an open wound will that cause toxic symptoms since it can get into bloodstream?

If I apply desoximetasone 0.25% cream over an open wound will that cause toxic symptoms since it can get into bloodstream?

No: Sepsis is spread of an infection throughout the body (could be through blood). It's highly unlikely that putting a steroid cream would cause the infection to worsen to the point of sepsis. However. The cream can prevent the normal phases of wound healing to occur and prolong the healing period. A wound can become worse and cause systemic illness if it is left untreated or improperly treated. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker installed and I was prescribed Desoximetasone Cream. Any ideas as to why or was this a mistake on the invoice?

I had a pacemaker installed and I was prescribed Desoximetasone Cream. Any ideas as to why or was this a mistake on the invoice?

Call the doctor: The only thing I can think of for using a topical steroid is to prevent scarring on the surgical wound in people prone to develop keloid. Nonetheless I applaud you for questioning the Rx. Contact the doctor who prescribed it to find out why since this appears to have nothing to do with your pacemaker. ...Read more

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Will desoximetasone cream work on acne?

Will desoximetasone cream work on acne?

No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne. The only barrier to your being treated effectively is a dysfunctional health care system. I start with cheap topical clindamycin; systemic tetracycline works for tougher cases; dermatologists must rx "the big guns" which are extremely good. ...Read more

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Can a steriod cream called topicort delay a cycle?

Can a steriod cream called topicort delay a cycle?

Topicort: Very little of the steroid, topicort is absorbed internally. Therefore it should have no effect on your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun poisoning areas?

Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun poisoning areas?

Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just put it anywhere! If you are referring to sun allergies such as polymorphic light eruption (pmle), steroid creams can help treat. If you mean solar urticaria (hives), creams don't work as well as antihistamines. For pmle or hives, see your doctor! ...Read more

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I have plaque psoriasis. Will desoximetasone and triamcinolone creams work the same?

I have plaque psoriasis. Will desoximetasone and triamcinolone creams work the same?

Maybe: They are both steroids, so in theory they work the same, but it depends on the specific strength of the creams as both of these come in different strengths that can range from a mild, medium, or high potency cream. ...Read more

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Can I put desoximetasone cream usp 0.25% on my back for heat rash I got from sun?

Can I put desoximetasone cream usp 0.25% on my back for heat rash I got from sun?

Yes: It's ok to use it but remember it is a steroid cream. I wouldn't exceed twice a day for couple days. See your skin doctor if the rash persists or get worse. ...Read more

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Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage, is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash? What else it could be

Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage, is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash? What else it could be

Rash: You could try medicine for fungus infection. This could be candida, yeast infection. Trying the creams women use for yeast infections or athlete's foot creams may help until you can get to see the doctor for a real diagnosis. If you have a yeast infection on the skin, the topicort may even make it worse. Try to keep the areas cool and dry. ...Read more

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Will the steriod cream called topicort delay a menstrual cycle?

Will the steriod cream called topicort delay a menstrual cycle?

It may.: If used extensively and frequently, enough of the active ingredient can delay the menstrual cycle. Of cvourse, rule out pregnancy if possible. ...Read more

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May topicort LP be used on sebaceous cysts?

May topicort LP be used on sebaceous cysts?

Won't help: A sebaceous cyst is a plugged skin structure, it usually contains an oily substance. See a doctor if the cyst is big, painful, unsightly or infected. They can be treated by removal or inscision. ...Read more

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Help please! Could desoximetasone be used on the ear?

Need more info: What reason would you be using it for? If the use is appropriate, it can be used. ...Read more

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Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Cysts on penis: Topicort would have no usefulness in the treatment of penile cysts. These need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Ointments may be: Ointments containing steroids by help manage the flare up in rosacea, but they are most definitely not a cure and should be used sparingly and cautiously under the guidance of a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a special interest in skin. Be well from the jersey shore, . ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription substitute for desoximetasone?

Is there a non-prescription substitute for desoximetasone?

No: Low strength steroids (hydrocortisone) are available over-the-counter without a prescription but Desoximetasone is much stronger and only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Can topicort be used on my scalp to control my eczma?

Can topicort be used on my scalp to control my eczma?

Eczema: Topicort is a fairly potent topical corticosteroid which can be used in scalp eczema, with relative safety. ...Read more

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Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Few competitors: Dexamethasone ointment has only a few suppliers and the total market is small. So the pharma manufacturers think they can jack up the price and get more for each prescription. And - they are right since there is little competition for this product. ...Read more

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Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Cost of producing it: The price of medications, including this one, is set by the manufacturer based on costs related to developing, producing, and distributing the medication. Since this is generic, it is also influenced by the number of competing manufacturers in the market, in general, the more competitors, the lower the price. ...Read more

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Can you use desoximetasone on cold sores?

Can you use desoximetasone on cold sores?

Cold Sores: You can use steroid cream to lesions because it is anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Can topicort be bought without prescription?

No but treating what: But you can discuss with your pharmacist about other over the counter products that are available in the corticosteroid family. You can discuss your options with your physician. It very much depends on what you are treating? Different rashes require different therapies. ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription alternative for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Yes OTC topical med: It depends what is being treated as itis used for a variety of topical rashes, your pharmacist can show what is availble otc, but the otc coticosteroids are not as potent (as strong). Your dermatologist can suggest a variety of alternatives, some of which are non-prescription meds. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Topicort (Definition)

Topicort is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more