Sternon Lotion belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Sternon Lotion is used to treat various allergic skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Sternon Lotion effectively reduces symptoms such as swelling, itching and redness associated with such conditions.
Q. Is Sternon Lotion good for burns?
No, Sternon Lotion should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Sternon Lotion accidently gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.
Q. How does Sternon Lotion work?
Sternon Lotion works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.
Q. How long does Sternon Lotion take to start working?
The time required by Sternon Lotion to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Sternon Lotion. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.
Q. How to use Sternon Lotion?
Before using Sternon Lotion, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Sternon Lotion gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Sternon Lotion?
Be careful not to get Sternon Lotion into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Sternon Lotion if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Sternon Lotion with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Sternon Lotion only if prescribed by the doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.