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Desowen Cream (Desonide)

Desowen Cream (Desonide)

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DESOWEN CREAM (DESONIDE (called Desocort in Canada))

DesOwen Cream Description

DesOwen Cream, called Desocort in Canada, is a topical medication typically prescribed to treat the symptoms of skin irritation as a result of eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and insect bites or stings. The idea is to quickly reduce inflammation, swelling, and stop the itch so you are less likely to scratch until you have broken the skin. Any openings in your skin will increase the risk for infection so you should consult a doctor before applying DesOwen Cream. For eczema and psoriasis, the cream formula is more efficient for rehydrating the dry, scaly patches of skin.

Symptom Relief as DesOwen Cream Acts on Your Skin Cells

Once applied to the affected areas, DesOwen Cream is quickly absorbed into your skin cells and works to reduce your immune system’s activity and interfere with the production of inflammatory chemicals your body sends out when there is an injury detected. This interference will help stop your blood vessels from dilating at the site of the affected skin area, causing the redness, swelling, and itching to subside. DesOwen Cream or generic Desonide is not a cure for eczema or psoriasis, but it will help provide relief from the symptoms during a flare-up. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Conditions Treated by DesOwen Cream

For many individuals, there is nothing nicer than a walk in the woods. That is, unless you have been exposed to poison ivy. In the chillier months, your clothing can protect you from the urushiol oil found on the leaves, berries, flowers, vines, and roots of poison ivy, but that does not mean that you are safe from the oil that could be on your clothing, footwear, gloves, and even pet fur when you take your dog with you. As you undress, you may begin to notice a stinging or burning sensation where you have been exposed to the oil, most likely your hands. Try hard not to scratch the area and cause a lesion that could become infected. Instead, wash the area with cool water and soap, pat dry, and reach for DesOwen Cream that can be kept on-hand for occasions such as these.

Before DesOwen Cream is Prescribed

Ask your doctor if DesOwen Cream is safe to apply if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are nursing your baby. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx medications you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will help in the decision of whether DesOwen Cream is the best medicine for you.

DesOwen Cream Precautions and Proper Use

Only use DesOwen Cream for the time specified by your doctor. It is not intended for long-term use as it can cause a thinning of your skin, stretch marks, or allergic reactions. The higher the potency of the corticosteroid, the higher your risk of side effects will be. For those using DesOwen Cream for eczema or psoriasis, apply to affected areas only during flare-ups to reduce the risk of long-term effects from continued use.

Possible Side Effects of DesOwen Cream

  • Mild stinging
  • Burning sensation
  • Acne-like rash