Clobex Spray is a prescription medication that contains a man-made corticosteroid to relieve the symptoms of plaque psoriasis, characterized by raised patches of skin covered by a white, flaky buildup of dead skin cells that have not sloughed off. Plaque psoriasis is the most prevalent type of psoriasis that usually affects the knees, elbows, upper body, and scalp, although it can appear in other areas.
Clobex Spray or generic Clobetasol Propionate has a flexible 360° directional spray nozzle to help provide precise application where you need it. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Once you have applied Clobex Spray to the affected area, it is absorbed into your skin cells where it suppresses the inflammation by triggering certain enzymes called lipocortins. These enzymes are known to slow the action of key enzymes involved with the substances that cause inflammation as an immune response to a real or perceived threat to do you harm. Clobex Spray also helps to calm the itching from the dry patches of skin and constricts blood vessels to reduce the increased blood flow to the affected areas.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition for which there is no cure, but there are effective treatments that will allow you to be less intimidated and embarrassed about showing your skin or wearing your hair up. The cause of psoriasis is believed to be linked genetically and certain triggers that your immune system believes to be harmful.
Besides causing an inflammatory response, your skin cell production goes into overdrive. Normally your skin cells are constantly being formed and it takes about a month for them to surface at which time your old skin cells are washed off, rubbed off, and naturally sloughed off. But when cell production increases, the old cells build up and form the raised red areas on your skin.
Ask your doctor about the safety of using Clobex Spray if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies you have and list any current OTC and Rx medications you are on, including herbal preparations and vitamin or dietary supplements. Your doctor can then determine if Clobex Spray is the right medicine for you.
Clobex Spray is considered a very high potency corticosteroid that should not be used any longer than the treatment time recommended by your doctor. Do not use on children under the age of eighteen years. The contents of Clobex Spray are flammable so it should not be applied or stored near an open flame. If you are scheduled for any dental or surgical procedures, inform the attending doctor or surgeon that you are using Clobex Spray because it does inhibit your immune system.