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What Is Desonide Ointment?

If your healthcare provider recommends treating your skin condition with desonide ointment (DesOwen®), you may be wondering what this medicine is and how it works.
This medication is available by prescription only and is licensed for the treatment of various skin conditions, such as:
Desonide ointment is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The ointment is applied to the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Using this medicine for extended periods can cause potentially serious problems, such as diabetes or Cushing's syndrome.
(Click Desonide Ointment for the full eMedTV article on what desonide ointment is prescribed for and what to expect during treatment. This resource also discusses dosing guidelines and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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