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Temovate Cream is a potent topical steroid your doctor may prescribe to treat; flare-ups of psoriasis or eczema, itchy bug bites or stings, painful rashes from a run-in with poison ivy, or other skin conditions that result in inflammation and painful itching. All of the skin reactions you have are due to your immune system alerting chemicals in your body that something has just occurred and needs to be dealt with so healing can begin. Unfortunately, it is your immune response that causes most of your symptoms.
As you apply Temovate Cream as directed, it is absorbed into your skin cells and works to suppress your immune response by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals your immune system has signaled to locate the threat or injury. Inflammation is your body’s way of healing, but can be self perpetuating as inflammation can cause more inflammation.
Other chemicals can cause blood vessels to expand and leak fluid into the tissues surrounding the injured area as a way to minimize the threat and carry it away. The actions of Temovate Cream or generic Clobetasol Propionate will reduce the inflammation and swelling and provide pain relief and eliminate the need to scratch the area. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that can flare-up at any time. Some individuals have a glitch in their immune system that causes an over-reaction to something benign and your own tissues or organs come under attack. In the case of psoriasis, your skin cell cycle is unbalanced and new skin cells are being produced and are emerging faster than the old skin cells can fall or slough off. This results in an accumulation of skin cells on and just underneath your skin that builds up into raised, scaly patches.
Ask your doctor about any risks involved with applying Temovate Cream if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or you are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will help your doctor determine if Temovate Cream is safe for you to apply.
You should not apply Temovate Cream for longer than your doctor has recommended. If after 2 weeks there is no improvement in your skin, visit your doctor again for other possible treatment options. You should not apply Temovate Cream to areas of broken skin from scratching and be on the lookout for signs of an infection that may require attention from a doctor. Do not bandage or wrap the treated area unless told otherwise by your doctor.