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A healthcare provider may prescribe desonide ointment to treat various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. This medicine works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation. It is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Some potential side effects may include stinging, burning, and skin irritation.
What Is Desonide Ointment?Desonide ointment (DesOwen®) is a prescription skin medication that comes in the form of an ointment. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, desonide ointment may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Stinging and burning
- Contact dermatitis (an itchy red rash caused by direct contact with an irritating substance).