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- Topical corticosteroid
- Atopic eczema, contact eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis
- Reactions to insect bites
Forms and strengths
- 1% cream and ointment
Dosage and duration
- Child and adult: one application once daily or 2 times daily to the affected area only, in thin layer, for 7 days maximum
Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions
- Do not use:
- for more than 7 days;
- in case of acne, rosacea, perioral dermatoses, untreated bacterial (impetigo, etc.), fungal (candidiasis and dermatophytosis) and viral (herpes) skin infections;
- under occlusive dressing, on large areas of skin or on wounds, especially in infants and children (increased local and systemic adverse effects).
- May cause:
- irritations, pruritus, burning sensations, skin eruptions, hypopigmentation, contact eczema and urticaria;
- skin atrophy, dilation of small blood vessels (telangiectasia), stretch marks, skin fragility, delayed wound healing in case of prolonged treatment.
- Apply with precaution to:
- the eyelids and around the eyes (risk of glaucoma and cataract);
- the face (risk of rosacea and thinning of the skin);
- the skin folds (increased adverse effects).
- Pregnancy: no contra-indication
- Breast-feeding: no contra-indication. Do not apply to the breasts.
- The cream and ointment are interchangeable. However, preferably use the cream on moist lesions and the ointment on dry and scaly lesions.
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