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What are the side effects for desoximetasone (Topicort)?

The topical corticosteroid desoximetasone (Topicort) may have some serious side effects. Call your doctor right away if any of these occur:
  • Severe rash
  • Redness, swelling, oozing pus or other signs of infection where you used the medication
Other more common side effects may go away on their own. If any of these do not go away or get worse, call your doctor:
  • Skin burning, redness, itching, irritation, or dryness
  • Swelling, redness, or pus-filled blisters on the skin at the base of a hair
  • Tiny red bumps near or around the mouth
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Pimples

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