Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain skin condition (atopic dermatitis). Desonide reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in this type of condition. Desonide is a mild corticosteroid.

How to use Desonide Foam

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using desonide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Use this medication only on the skin.

Shake the can well before using. Wash your hands. Clean and dry the affected area. Hold the can upside down to spray the foam onto the affected skin, usually 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. If you hold the bottle upright while spraying, you may not get enough medication in the foam. If treating the face, do not spray directly onto the face. Instead, spray the foam onto the hand and then apply to the face. After applying the foam, gently rub in until the medication disappears. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the area unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash and dry your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 4 weeks.

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