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What does protopic ointment cream do to the skin?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
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In brief: Anti-inflammatory

Acts as a mid-strength cortisone but not a cortisone.
Especially useful for eyelid eczema. Very effective with no risk of cataracts or glaucoma or perioral dermatitis. Also used for chronic genital conditions because it does not cause atrophy. Recently generic, the rediculous price may come down next year. Not a cream, only ointment. 2 strengths, for children and adults.

In brief: Anti-inflammatory

Acts as a mid-strength cortisone but not a cortisone.
Especially useful for eyelid eczema. Very effective with no risk of cataracts or glaucoma or perioral dermatitis. Also used for chronic genital conditions because it does not cause atrophy. Recently generic, the rediculous price may come down next year. Not a cream, only ointment. 2 strengths, for children and adults.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
also quite irritating os mix with topical steroid for first 2 weeks then can be used alone, but remember it does have black box warning
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