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What is desoximetasone (Topicort)?

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

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