What is Desowen (Desonide) used for?
Desowen (Desonide) is a topical treatment which is commonly used in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, such as dermatitis, allergies, eczema and other conditions affecting the skin. This treatment is effective in helping to reduce inflammation caused by these conditions, while also helping to treat itching and redness. The active ingredient in this product is a type of corticosteroid medication.
How should I use Desowen (Desonide)?
Patients who have been prescribed Desowen (Desonide) cream or lotion should apply it directly to the affected area, and gently rub it in, usually 2 to 3 times per day, or as directed by their physician. You should avoid covering the affected area, unless specifically instructed to do so by your physician. Immediately inform your physician if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks.
What are the side effects of Desowen (Desonide)?
Desowen (Desonide) may cause some side effects which may be noticed where the medication is applied, such as:
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice other more serious side effects, such as oozing, severe inflammation, signs of skin infection or any other symptoms, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Desowen (Desonide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.