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When you find yourself with an itchy, inflamed area of skin due to an allergic reaction, poison ivy or oak, or an eczema or psoriasis flare-up, you have to take the inflammation down to stop the other symptoms of itching, pain, and swelling. Otherwise you’ll rub and scratch until you’ve broken the skin or caused a lesion that could become infected. Ask your doctor about DesOwen Ointment or generic Desonide so you can calm the annoying symptoms and get back to your tasks at hand. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
As DesOwen Ointment is applied to the affected skin area, Desonide works by entering skin cell nuclei and turns off certain DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) factors. This action will encourage skin cells to produce lipocortins which then suppress the enzymes called phospholipaseA2. By suppressing these enzymes, other chemicals, including histamine and prostaglandins, that are signaled to cause inflammation and swelling as an immune response will not be released. End result? Inflammation is inhibited so your pain, swelling, and itching will also calm down.
The ointment formula of topical corticosteroids are better suited for the dry, itchy, inflamed skin areas as it can hold in moisture and heat and are more potent than other forms, including creams and lotions. You should not wrap, cover, or bandage the treated area as this can increase the potency even more and you could run the risk of more side effects.
DesOwen Ointment (called Desocort in Canada) is not a cure for eczema or psoriasis, but it can help decrease your symptoms before you begin scratching the area and cause a break or lesion in the skin barrier. This can become infected, usually by your own bacteria that live in and on your body. If you have any lesions that appear to be infected, do not use DesOwen Ointment until the infection has been cleared away.
Topical corticosteroids are not usually recommended for children, especially the ointment formulation. If you have large areas of skin affected by eczema, psoriasis, and other forms of dermatitis, you may be recommended to try a cream, lotion, or gel due to the potency of topical ointment corticosteroids. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding as it is not fully known if DesOwen Ointment is safe for you at this time.
List all over the counter and Rx medications you currently take or use and your doctor can determine if there is a risk of adverse side effects while applying Desonide generic or brand. Keep this and all other meds out of children’s reach and do not share them with anyone else. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying DesOwen Ointment, unless it is your hands that are being treated.