Cutivate Ointment is a potent corticosteroid product that is best applied to very dry and scaly skin areas as it is able to hold moisture in better than cream formulas. If you are experiencing skin conditions that include allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis, your doctor can prescribe Cutivate Ointment to reduce painful inflammation and calm any itching when other products have failed to work. Treatment should be started before you are scratching the affected area so hard that you cause a lesion that can potentially become infected.
The active ingredient in Cutivate Ointment is called Fluticasone Propionate. When applied as instructed, Cutivate Ointment is absorbed into your skin cells where it acts to reduce the release of inflammatory substances that can cause blood vessels to dilate and cause an inflammatory response. With the suppression of this reaction, the pain, swelling, and the redness subsides.
Eczema and psoriasis can flare-up on occasion and cause discomfort from itching, scaly skin areas, and inflammation. The inflammation is an immune response to a threat or danger that causes blood vessels to widen and increase blood flow while white blood cells are sent to help overtake and consume germs and damaged cells. All of this activity going on causes swelling and painful inflammation, which causes more inflammation. There is no cure for eczema or psoriasis, but Cutivate Ointment (Fluticasone Propionate Topical) will work to diminish the inflammation caused by an immune response without interfering with the natural healing process.
Before your doctor prescribes Cutivate Ointment, explain other medical conditions or allergies you have and list all OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. You should also inform your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant during treatment, or are breast feeding to be certain it is safe to apply Cutivate Ointment.
Cutivate Ointment will not treat viral or fungal skin infections, including chickenpox, shingles, cold sores, ringworm, athlete’s foot, or acne.
Only apply Cutivate Ointment where indicated by your doctor and for no longer than the time period prescribed. Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids can cause a thinning of the skin where treated, stretch marks, or induce rosacea. Never cover or bandage the treated area unless told to do so by your doctor, as this can increase the risk of side effects. Keep Cutivate Ointment and other medications out of children’s reach and never share drugs with others.