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If you are bothered by flare-ups of eczema or psoriasis, your doctor or dermatologist may prescribe a topical corticosteroid medication called Ultravate Cream or generic Halobetasol Propionate to calm down the symptoms of itching, swelling, and inflammation. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Ultravate Cream is also beneficial for other skin rashes or allergic reactions that can be painful and inflamed. This is your body’s immune response to an apparent threat to cause harm. Substances are produced and sent to the affected area to contain any danger and start the healing process as blood vessels dilate and white blood cells try to get rid of any damage.
As you apply Ultravate Cream to the site of the inflammation, redness, and itching, Halobetasol Propionate is absorbed into your skin cells and inhibits your immune system to decrease the signaling of the inflammatory substances. This results in a reduction of painful inflammation and redness and calms the itching.
Ultravate Cream is considered to be a very high-potent topical corticosteroid, so you should only apply it for the time period recommended by your doctor or you could increase your risk of serious side effects. There is no cure for eczema or psoriasis, only treatments that can help to reduce your symptoms.
Outbreaks of eczema could occur as a result of simply coming into contact with an irritant, such as soaps, perfumes, or jewelry. Even a change in temperature or humidity can set it off. Avoidance is not always possible without living in a bubble, so applying Ultravate Cream before the itching and inflammation kicks into high gear is your best solution for relieving the symptoms quickly.
Psoriasis is thought to be a result of your immune system mistakenly hitting the panic button and causing the inflammatory substances that provoke the redness, swelling, itching, and a quicker turnover of your skin cells. This results in a build-up of skin plaques because the old skin cells are not ready to be shed or slough off. Neither eczema nor psoriasis is contagious.
Ask your doctor about the safety of applying Ultravate Cream if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Ultravate Cream is right for your situation, explain other medical conditions or allergies to your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx drugs you use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.
If you are scheduled for any medical treatments or procedures, inform the medical staff you are using Ultravate Cream. Do not apply Ultravate Cream to children as it is a high-potency topical medication and continued use can cause skin thinning. You should not keep Ultravate Cream with your daily face or hand creams, but store it out of children’s reach.
These side effects are usually temporary as your skin becomes accustomed to the medicine.