How does desonide (DesOwen, Verdesco, LoKara) work?

Desonide (DesOwen, Verdesco, LoKara) is a topical corticosteroid that works by decreasing inflammation, redness, swelling or itchiness. It is very similar to hydrocortisone or triamcinolone. Desonide comes in different forms: a cream, lotion, ointment, gel and foam. Only a small film of the medication is needed. It is usually applied to affected skin two or three times daily. You may see improvements in the first two weeks of treatment.

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