Is Desonide the same as hydrocortisone?

Is Desonide the same as hydrocortisone?

Desonide (Desonate) isn’t the same thing as hydrocortisone, but they are quite similar. Both medications are mild-to-moderate steroids used to treat skin inflammation conditions and eczema.

Is Desonide a mild steroid?

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Desonide reduces the swelling, itching and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. Desonide is a mild corticosteroid.

How long should you use Desonide?

Do not use the topical gel on the groin or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor, and do not use this form for more than 4 weeks.

Is desonide good for poison ivy?

If applied early, a steroid cream can reduce the itching. We often prescribe Desonide cream which can be applied 2 times per day. The sores should be dried up and no longer itchy in 10-14 days.

Can desonide cause weight gain?

possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin–weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

What are the side effects of desonide?

Desonide topical may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • stinging, burning, irritation, peeling, dryness, and redness of the skin.
  • itching.
  • acne.
  • tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth.
  • small white or red bumps on the skin.
  • change in skin color.

Is Desonate and desonide the same thing?

That is not correct. desonate is the gel version of desonide. It is a brand name but desonate only comes in gel form. desonide comes in other forms. here is a link

What does the name desonide mean?

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word desonide. Desonide is the generic name of a low-potency topical corticosteroid that has been available since the 1970s. It is primarily used to treat atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis in both adults and children.

Is desonide a topical corticosteroid?

Desonide is a topical corticosteroid that is commonly prescribed to treat eczema ( atopic dermatitis ). It is on the mild end of the spectrum (lower strength) when it comes to common topical steroid medications, just a step above over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. Desonide is available as a cream or foam, and only by prescription.

What is desonide ointment used for?

Desonide topical (for the skin) is used to treat inflammation and itching caused by eczema or skin conditions that respond to steroid medication. Desonide topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package.