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Desomag Cream


Overview

Introduction

Desomag Cream is a topical steroid use for treatment of skin conditions with inflammation and itching. It provides relief from swelling, redness, and itching in the affected area by inhibiting the release of substances that cause inflammation.

Desomag Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Using of the medicine may cause burning sensation, irritation, redness, and swelling at the site of application and rash. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Side effects of Desomag Cream

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Rash

How to use Desomag Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Desomag Cream works

Desomag Cream is a mild to moderate strength steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Desomag Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Desomag Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Desomag Cream
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Quick Tips

  • Desomag Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Desomag Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after four weeks of treatment. Do not use it for more than 4 consecutive weeks at a time.
  • Do not stop taking Desomag Cream suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Desomag with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Sir, I am having inflammation, itching and red skin with water on the penis foreskin since last 2 days. I have tried washing with Potasium Permanganate water and putting Clotrimazole Powder but not much relief. Pls suggest what shall I do. Thanks PATIENT
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello plz visit to any dermatologist and get STD screening first and use candid B cream with moisturiser. Give rest to penis
I have itching on thighs , this itching is developing around the place were the inner wear strap placing area, i have been using terbest oinment for this itching and i thought it is a fungal skin disease but it is becoming dry after scratching that place for itching please suggest a good and powerful oinment for this issue, or else shall i try powerfull oinment like inflammation oinments ? suggest me ?
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Onabet cream twice a day for few days and also visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. Is Desomag safe for babies?

No, Desomag is not safe in babies. It is a corticosteroid and is not approved to be used in children less than 3 months of age. In babies, the absorption of Desomag is greater as compared to adults which might lead to systemic absorption (absorbed throughout the body) and effects like Adrenal (glands producing steroids) suppression, symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome, high blood sugar, facial swelling, glycosuria (excretion of glucose in urine), withdrawal (weakness, fatigue, decreased appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain), and growth retardation in children.

Q. Does Desomag cause skin irritation?

Yes, Desomag can cause skin irritation. Though the chances are rare, the irritation can be due to the hypersensitivity of the person towards the medication or any added excipient of the drug. Allergy to corticosteroids may generally appear as inability of the wounds to heal. If symptoms like these appear, then consult your doctor immediately after discontinuing the medicine. The doctor will start an appropriate therapy accordingly.

Q. What is Desomag used for?

It is a steroid which is used on the skin to treat mild or moderate atopic dermatitis in patients aged 3 months or more. It suppresses your immunity and associated inflammation, thereby relieving inflammatory conditions. Long-term usage should be avoided and do consult your physician before the start of therapy or in case of any skin reaction. Also, you must consult your physician in case your symptoms do not improve with the medication.

Q. Is Desomag available over the counter drug?

No, it is not an over the counter drug. Therefore, you cannot buy this medicine without a prescription. It is a corticosteroid and it suppresses your immunity and also has numerous metabolic side effects hence is not recommended for a long period. Moreover, you should take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Can Desomag be used for face?

Yes, Desomag can be applied on the face but with certain precautions. Do not directly apply it on the face. If it is in foam form, dispense it on your hands first and gently massage over the affected areas of the face. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes or other mucous membranes. Wash your hands after use. Use this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Do consult your physician before the start of therapy.
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