Dermasone cream is a topical medication used for the treatment of severe inflammatory dermatoses that are unresponsive to less potent corticosteroids. It is used for the relief of redness, itching, and swelling that can occur in conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and other types of skin rashes.
Dermasone contains 0.05% Clobetasol Propionate as an active ingredient. The cream should be applied to the affected area as directed by a healthcare professional and should not be used for extended periods without medical supervision, as long-term use can lead to adverse side effects.
Use and Dosage
Use Dermasone Cream on the skin only. Apply the cream affected area before applying a small amount of the cream onto the affected skin and rubbing it gently until it is fully absorbed. However, do not use it on the face or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. If you are using the lotion or foam, shake it well just before using. If you are using the spray, check the product package to see if it needs to be shaken before each use. Apply a small amount of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually up to 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor or the product package.
After applying Dermasone Cream, wash your hands, unless the hands are being treated. Avoid getting the cream in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. If irritation occurs or continues, contact your doctor right away.
Dermasone Cream should never be taken orally or applied to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not overuse this cream as it will not help your condition faster. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if irritation persists after applying the cream. Do not use it for longer than directed by the product package or your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Dermasone Cream (Clobetasol Propionate):
- Itching, burning, or stinging sensation
- Skin discoloration/redness
- Skin dryness
- Skin irritation
- Skin rash
- Unusual hair growth
Serious Side Effects of Dermasone Cream (Clobetasol Propionate):
- Severe skin irritation
- Skin sore or rash
- Unusual bleeding
- Weakened immune system (long-term use)
Forms and Strength
Dermasone Cream (Clobetasol Propionate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Clobetasol Propionate: Cream
- Do not use it for extended periods without medical supervision, as long-term use can lead to adverse side effects such as thinning of the skin, easy bruising, and increased risk of skin infections.
- Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed by a healthcare professional.
- Do not use it on broken skin or open wounds.
- Do not use it with occlusive dressings unless directed by a healthcare professional.
- Do not use it if you have a skin infection that is not being treated.
- Inform your healthcare professional if you have any allergies or medical conditions before using Dermasone cream.
- Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and nose and if contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
- Consult with your healthcare professional before using Dermasone cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How fast does it take for Dermasone cream to work?
Dermasone Cream usually starts to work within the first two weeks. If there is no improvement in your skin condition, call your doctor. The length of your therapy will depend on your doctor’s evaluation, so be careful not to discontinue taking the cream without their approval.
Is Dermasone safe for children’s use?
Make sure to use Dermasone Cream cautiously in young individuals. Too much and prolonged use of corticosteroids for children can cause growth suppression or delay, which is crucial for the pediatric age. Also, this raises their risk for infection as it may suppress their immune system.
Is Dermasone cream for eczema?
Yes. Dermasone Cream helps relieve symptoms such as itchiness, scaling, redness, and swelling caused by psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and insect bites, among other skin problems.