How does desoximetasone (Topicort) work?

Desoximetasone (Topicort) is a topical corticosteroid that works by decreasing inflammation, redness, swelling or itchiness. It is very similar to hydrocortisone or triamcinolone. Desoximetasone comes in different forms: an ointment, cream or gel. Only a small film of the medication is needed. It is usually applied to affected skin two times daily.

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