Information about Desonide

Desonide Uses

Desonide is used in treatment of skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

How Desonide works

Desonide is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Desonide

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Rash
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Expert advice for Desonide

  • Desonide 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 Desonide 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.

Frequently asked questions for Desonide

Desonide

Q. Is Desonide safe for babies?

No, Desonide 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 Desonide 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 Desonide cause skin irritation?

Yes, Desonide 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 Desonide 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 Desonide 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 Desonide be used for face?

Yes, Desonide 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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