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Halox Ointment


Overview

Introduction of Halox Ointment

Halox Ointment is a steroid. It is used for treatment of inflammatory and allergic skin conditions. It provides relief from swelling, redness and itching in the affected area.

Halox Ointment is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Clean and dry the affected area and apply it thinly and evenly over the area.

Halox Ointment may cause few side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems at the initial stage of using the medicine. These are usually temporary and improve with time. However, if they persist or worsen, inform it to your doctor.

Uses of Halox Ointment

How to use Halox Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Halox Ointment works

Halox Ointment is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Halox Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Halox Ointment 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Halox Ointment 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

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Expert Advice

  • Halox Ointment 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 Halox Ointment and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Halox Ointment. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Halox Ointment suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Halox

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Is Halox better or Halox S better for skin. I have super dry skin problem.
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult with allopathy doctor.
What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Halox propionate used for? How to use the medicine?

Halox propionate is a steroid medicine which is used on the skin to relieve inflammatory and itchy skin diseases. It also helps in reducing redness, scaling, and swelling associated with these conditions. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor. Usually, it is to be rubbed in gently on the affected skin twice daily for a maximum of about two weeks. In case you do not find any considerable improvement within two weeks, consult your doctor for reevaluation.

Q. Can you use Halox on broken skin?

No, Halox should not be applied on broken skin. It is a steroid, which means that it works by suppressing the immune system. It may cause varied side effects which can delay in wound healing. Moreover, steroids are also known to cause skin atrophy which might worsen the associated condition.

Q. Does Halox cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Yes, Halox may cause local skin reactions like burning, itching, irritation, dryness, and hypopigmentation in sensitive individuals, although it is rare. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any history of allergy or reaction before you start therapy with this medicine. Sometimes the reaction is also due to the added ingredients with the drug. In case of any reaction, stop the medication immediately and inform the doctor.

Q. Are Ulobetasol and Halox the same?

Yes, these two are the same medicine. Ulobetasol is an alternate chemical name for Halox. They both are steroids that can be applied topically.

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References
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  2. Drugs.com. Halobetasol Topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Mayo Clinic. Halobetasol. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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