Clobetasone Cream is used to treat symptoms such as skin irritation, itching, and swelling associated with skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema & psoriasis, insect bites, bee stings, heat rash, and nappy rash
Clobetasone is available in two concentrations – Clobetasone 0.05 and Clobetasone 1.0. It is observed that Clobetasone 0.05 Cream is more effective for relieving the symptoms of eczema.
The symptoms such as itching and skin irritation are reversed usually within 3 to 4 days. In some cases, it may take up to one week.
Your doctor may even suggest Clobestaone Cream use for two weeks if the skin condition is severe and needs longer to treat.
Applying Clobetasone Cream once per day is usually sufficient. Some people might also require using it twice a day. In any case, the dosage must be prescribed by a certified medical professional as per the skin condition of each patient. A single application amount is usually equal to the size of the fingertip, which covers twice the area of a palm.
Follow these steps for Clobetasone Cream use:
Squeeze out the cream as per the amount suggested by your doctor.
Apply the cream to the affected areas. Do not apply the cream over oozing areas, broken skin, or cuts.
Wash hands after applying Clobetasone Cream.
Some people may experience a burning sensation initially on applying the cream, but it stops after a few days of Clobetasone Cream use.
Though Clobetasone Cream does not have any serious side effects, 1 in 10,000 people who use this medication may experience one or more of these problems if used for a long time:
A new skin infection or worsening of an old skin infection
Black or white patches on skin with redness and inflammation
Increased appetite, hot flushes, a need to pee again and again, lethargy, confusion, and other signs of high blood sugar
Problems with eyesight
Dizziness, weakness, loss of appetite, tiredness, mood swings, and other signs of adrenal gland problems
Make sure to apply Clobetasone only to the affected areas. Applying on large areas for a long time period may lead to excess steroids in the body and cause skin infections and other side effects, as discussed above, in adults and slow growth in children.
Clobetasone does not typically interact with other medications, but tell your doctor if you are on:
Itraconazole (medication for fungal infection)
Ritonavir (medication for HIV infection)