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Desowen cream is a topical medication used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rashes. Desowen Cream can help to reduce swelling, itching, and redness in the affected area.
Desowen cream contains the active ingredient desonide, which is a low-potency corticosteroid. Desonide works by reducing inflammation and itching in the affected area. It is a low potency corticosteroid, which means it is less likely to cause side effects than more potent ones.
Use and Dosage
To use Desowen Cream (Desonide), begin by washing your hands and cleaning and drying the affected area. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently rub it in 2-3 times daily, or as prescribed by your doctor. In the case of the gel formulation, apply it only 2 times daily.
Adults should apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area of the skin two times a day. Children who are at least 3 months old can also use Desowen Cream, and the dosage will depend on the child's age and weight.
Follow the instructions on the label and use the medication as directed by a healthcare professional. Avoid using Desowen Cream on broken or infected skin and avoid using it for prolonged periods of time without talking to a doctor. Avoid getting the cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth, as it could worsen or cause glaucoma or irritation.
After applying the medication, wash and dry your hands, unless you are using the medication to treat your hands. Finally, you should only use this medication for the condition prescribed by your doctor. If you have any concerns or questions about using this medication, consult your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Desowen Cream (Desonide):
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Crusting of treated skin
- Scaly skin
- Skin rash or irritation around your mouth
- Stretch marks
- Swollen hair follicles
- Thinning or softening of your skin
Serious Side Effects of Desowen Cream (Desonide):
- Blurred vision or seeing halos around lights
- Feeling tired
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Puffiness in your face
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Weight gain
Forms and Strength
Desowen Cream (Desonide) is available in the following forms and strength:
Desowen Cream: Cream
- Do not use Desowen Cream if you are allergic to desonide or any of its ingredients.
- Desowen Cream should not be used on the face, groin, or armpits unless directed by the doctor, as excessive use of corticosteroids on these areas can lead to skin thinning and other side effects.
- Desonide should be used with caution in children, as they are more susceptible to side effects such as growth problems, adrenal suppression, and skin atrophy or thinning.
- Desowen Cream should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women, as there is limited data on the safety of topical corticosteroids during pregnancy and lactation.
- Desonide should not be used for prolonged periods of time or in substantial amounts, as this can increase the risk of side effects such as skin thinning, easy bruising, and stretch marks.
- Desonide should not be used to treat viral, fungal, or bacterial infections of the skin, as it may make the infection worse or cause it to spread.
- Desowen Cream may interact with other medications or supplements that you are taking, inform your doctor or pharmacist about all the medications and supplements you are using before starting Desonide.
- Overuse or prolonged use of Desonide can lead to the development of steroid-induced acne, which is characterized by small, red bumps and pustules that may appear on the face or body.
- Desowen Cream should not be used on broken or damaged skin, as this can increase the risk of side effects such as skin thinning and absorption of the medication into the bloodstream.
- Desowen Cream should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, and should not be frozen or heated.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often should I use Desowen Cream?
You should use Desowen Cream as directed by your doctor. It is applied to the affected area once or twice daily. Do not use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Can Desowen Cream be used during pregnancy?
Desowen Cream should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the fetus. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Is Desowen Cream safe for children?
Desowen Cream is considered safe for children, but the dosage and frequency of use may be different from that of adults. Consult your child's doctor before using this medication on your child.
How should I store Desowen Cream?
Desowen Cream should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
It's important to purchase Desowen Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.