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What is halobetasol?

Halobetasol is a topical prescription that treats the inflammation, itching and swelling of skin conditions, such as dermatitis, rash, insect bites, allergies, poison ivy and eczema. It is applied directly to the skin, usually once or twice a day, for no longer than two weeks. It is part of a class of drugs called corticosteroids and is marketed under the brand name Ultravate. It is available as a cream or ointment. 

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