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What are desonide cream, ointment, and lotion?

Desonide cream, ointment and lotion are topical prescription medications used to treat several skin problems, such as eczema and skin rashes. These medications relieve inflammation, itching, redness and other symptoms of irritated skin. Desonide cream, ointment and lotion are corticosteroids and work by reducing the chemical actions in the body that cause the problematic skin conditions.

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