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Cutivate Ointment Uses

Inflammatory skin conditions like seborrhea, eczema, and poison ivy are often treated successfully with Cutivate Ointment. Use of this product is limited to adults in most cases; however, it has been used "off-label" to treat penile and labial adhesions in young children. This ointment can stain clothing, so you may find the lotion or cream forms easier to use.

What Is Cutivate Ointment Used For?

Cutivate Ointment® (fluticasone propionate ointment) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions. Such conditions include but are not limited to:
Specifically, Cutivate Ointment is approved to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids (Cutivate is a steroid). This is a very broad indication. As an ointment, this medication is somewhat greasy and may stain clothing. In many situations, Cutivate Lotion® or Cutivate Cream® may be more appropriate.

How Does It Work?

Cutivate Ointment is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid," for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Cutivate Ointment works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

Can Children Use Cutivate Ointment?

This medication is approved for use in adults. It has not been adequately studied in children. Cutivate Ointment is not approved to treat diaper rash and should never be applied to the diaper area, due to the increased risk of side effects. Children are at an increased risk for serious side effects of steroids.
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