How does mometasone furoate work?

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Mometasone furoate belongs to a family of drugs known as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are used to treat problems that can occur with your body's immune system. If there is irritation of the skin, various substances are released by the immune system and inflammation of the skin occurs. These substances cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful. As a corticosteroid, mometasone furoate reduces inflammation. That helps to relieve common symptoms of some skin disorders, such as itching and discomfort.