What is desonide?

Desonide is a corticosteroid formulated for topical use to treat several irritating or painful skin conditions (dermatitis). It is available in cream, ointment, gel, lotion and foam products. The prescription medication is intended for people who suffer from allergic reactions, eczema and psoriasis. The medication works by relieving the inflammation and discomfort. Brand name versions of the medication include DesOwen, Desonil and Verdeso.

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