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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Mometasone (Definition)

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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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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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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

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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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How long can elomet cream (mometasone furoate) be used on face? Will it harm if I use it for a month? Will a month be too long?

How long can elomet cream (mometasone furoate) be used on face? Will it harm if I use it for a month? Will a month be too long?

Use it daily?: If you use it twice a day for a month, you might get something called peri-oral dermatitis or steroid induced acne rosacea. I cannot cay if that will happen after one month. I would not recommend that you use it for that long, it you use it daily. ...Read more

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When I dig my right ear, it bleeds a little. What does this mean? I had it cleaned and used mometasone furoate topical solution USP. 1%

When I dig my right ear, it bleeds a little. What does this mean? I had it cleaned and used mometasone furoate topical solution USP. 1%

Too much digging,,,: This might just be from too vigorous digging/cleaning that took away too much skin in there. Your fingernails might be too long or you might've rubbed too hard if you used an object like a Qtip, etc. As for that solution, it's supposed to reduce inflammation and likely isn't responsible for the bleeding/rash unless you have an allergy. If it persists without scratching, see your Doctor. ...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

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Hydroquinone +tretinoin +mometasone furoate can be used daily? I am a Indian boy of age 17. Can it works on me? How to use IT? Are their side effect

Hydroquinone +tretinoin +mometasone furoate can be used daily? I am a Indian boy of age 17. Can it works on me? How to use IT? Are their side effect

Do not self-treat: This is a very dangerous combination. Sadly, hydroquinone is popular in India by misguided people trying to lighten their natural skin color. You can end up disfiguring yourself. Tretinoin is helpful for acne, but the glucocorticoid mometasone can in the long run make your face severely inflamed, and atrophy your skin. To look good, accept who you are and hit the gym. Don't self-treat your skin. ...Read more

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Used cetaphil soap n neoreen tablets and mometasone furoate loation for my oily n peeling skin and after 1 wk I had a rash on my forehead. What to do?

Used cetaphil soap n neoreen tablets and mometasone furoate loation for my oily n peeling skin and after 1 wk I had a rash on my forehead. What to do?

Stop using them: Of you developed rash after using all 3, then you should stop using them and once resolves may introduce one after the other to check what are you allergic to. Meanwhile if rash are itchy try OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and Hydrocortisone cream for NO MORE than a week. If spreading and painful you should seek medical advise to make sure you do not have infection. ...Read more

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I hav got pimples al over ma face. I used mometasone furoate. Doctor has prescribed me clindamycin. Does it work against steroidal induced acne??

I hav got pimples al over ma face. I used mometasone furoate. Doctor has prescribed me clindamycin. Does it work against steroidal induced acne??

Clindamycin is a: Decent topical antibiotic and may help steroid acne, if that's what you have. But if not clearing after a month on that topical go back and see dermatologist for another script ...Read more

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Wich one is better for mild asthma? Mometasone furoate or ciclesonide?

Wich one is better for mild asthma? Mometasone furoate or ciclesonide?

Equally effective: Both inhaled steroids should be effective in controlling mild asthma. ...Read more

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Can I use hhsone (mometasone furoate) for around the eyes to treat the dark circles around the eyes? Thx.

Can I use hhsone (mometasone furoate) for around the eyes to treat the dark circles around the eyes? Thx.

Be Careful: You need to be careful about using steroid creams around the eyes, especially for a prolonged length of time. Side effects include cataracts and glaucoma. Consult your eye doctor and your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've burned my self from overuse of hot packs, my dermatologist prescribed me a cream that contain mometasone furoate...Is it suitable?

Steroids slow healin: Burns are response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is inflammation which increases blood flow to the area promoting healing. Ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. Steroids reduce inflammation/healing of burns. ...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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Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?

Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?

Be careful: Each cream is for something different. Some on your list is for acne and some is for hyperpigmentation and the steroid cream is for inflammation but it can thin your skin. The others can cause sun burn so only use at night and put it only on the area it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Should I put emocort on sores on vulva or mometasone furoate? Sores may be herpes or not, they're located around uretra. I was prescribed both creams.

Should I put emocort on sores on vulva or mometasone furoate? Sores may be herpes or not, they're located around uretra. I was prescribed both creams.

Steroid creams: Should not be used unless prescribed for a specific purpose. If you have lesions around your urethra you should see your physician for a diagnosis before using any cream you have on hand. Steroids are used to reduce inflammation but they can slow the healing time of certain infections. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Elocon (Definition)

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