Elocom Cream or generic Mometasone is a topical corticosteroid medication prescribed to treat itchy, inflamed skin caused by eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions, and other irritating rashes. This is a treatment only for eczema and psoriasis, as there is no cure for these skin conditions, and should only be applied for as long as the flare-up lasts or the time period specified by your doctor. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When applied to the affected area as directed, Elocom Cream is absorbed into your skin cells where it stops the production of inflammation causing chemicals, such as prostaglandins, that your immune response has signaled to warn of a real or perceived threat. With the decreases of these chemicals, the symptoms of itching, redness, and inflammation are reduced.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can be triggered by many things, such as weather changes or stress, and by coming into contact with soaps, perfumes, and jewelry that can cause a flare-up. When your immune system detects a foreign substance or changes, your blood vessels dilate and chemicals flood in to battle the intruder. This results in a red, inflamed rash that itches. The idea is to apply Elocom Cream to calm the itching and reduce the redness before there is any broken skin from scratching. The bacteria that normally live on your skin will find the open sore and possibly cause an infection.
Discuss other medical conditions you have so your doctor can decide if Elocom Cream or Mometasone generic is the right Rx medication for you. Provide a list of any prescription and non-prescription drugs you are taking and include dietary, herbal, or vitamin supplements.
Do not apply a dressing to the affected areas after applying Elocom Cream unless directed to do so by your doctor as this could increase the absorption rate and cause a severe reaction. Elocom Cream should only be applied as directed and should not be used to treat bacterial skin infections, fungal infections, or viral skin infections. Do not apply on young children without consulting your doctor first as Mometasone is considered a mid-strength potency.