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What should I know about desonide before using it?

Before using desonide, you need to know how to use the medicine in order to prevent complications. Desonide is a prescription corticosteroid topical and should be used only for the conditions for which your doctor has prescribed. Any other use could be dangerous. You should inform your doctor of any medications you take, especially immune system suppressants, and make sure your doctor is aware of your medical history, including any of the following: circulation and immune system diseases and Cushing's syndrome.

Desonide may be harmful to an unborn child, so if you think you are or may become pregnant, be sure to inform your doctor. You need to be careful to use the correct dose of desonide when using the drug on a child. Overuse of desonide on the skin of young children can lead to growth delays and other unwanted side effects in the long term. Continued use of medicines like this can cause conditions, such as thinning skin, changes in body fat and impotence. You must be careful not to get desonide in your eyes. If you do, you should rinse with water immediately. You should also avoid using desonide around open wounds or with broken skin.

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