What is desonide (DesOwen, Verdesco, LoKara)?

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Desonide (DesOwen, Verdesco, LoKara) is a topical prescription drug that treats skin conditions. Desonide is in the class of drugs called corticosteroids that can decrease inflammation, redness, swelling or itchiness. It is very similar to hydrocortisone or triamcinolone. Desonide comes in different forms: a cream, lotion, ointment, gel and foam. Only a small film of the medication is needed. It is usually applied to affected skin two or three times daily.