Elocon 5gm Cream
Elocon Cream is a steroid useful to treat some skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and rash. It reduces the symptoms like redness, swelling, and itching. Use this cream as told by the doctor. Make sure you do not exceed the duration recommended by your doctor.
Simply apply a thin layer of the ointment over the skin surface. Avoid layering the affected area with a plaster or bandage unless your physician recommends doing so.
Do not indulge in the over-application of this dream. Get in touch with the doctor if the skin condition doesn’t improve even after 2 weeks of the s application.
If you have other medical conditions like skin infection, skin thinning, ulcerated or broken skin, immune system issues, or diabetes, inform your doctor about it. If you taking other medicines, especially steroids, let your physician know about it.
Uses of Elocon Cream
- Treats skin conditions with itching or infection
Side effects Of Elocon Cream
Most side effects of this ointment do not need you to be worried or visit your doctor. These symptoms fade away once the body tunes in with the ointment. For any serious side effects, please get in touch with the doctor.
Common side effects
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Stinging sensation
- Sore throat
- Viral infection
HOW TO USE IT?
This cream is made for external use. You can get the instructions for the right dose and duration from the doctor. You can also read through the label of this medicine to know about its use.
The affected area should be clean & dry before you apply the ointment. Wash your hands after using the cream.
How does the cream work?
This cream is a steroid. It blocks the release of chemical messengers that turn the skin itchy, red, or swollen.
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This cream may not be safe for use in pregnant women. Ask your healthcare provider before applying this cream.
This cream may be safe for breastfeeding mothers. Still, consult your physician before using this ointment.
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Avoid using this ointment if
You have other skin problems like acne, rosacea, dermatitis around the perianal and genital itching or mouth, viral infections, bacterial infections, parasite infection, fungal infections, wounds, cold sores, wounds, ulcerated skin, etc.
Q-Is ELOCON safe for use in children?
Yes. This cream can be used in children of 2 years and above. This cream should not be applied to treat skin conditions in children below 2 years. Seek medical advice for children.
Q-Can I apply this cream to my face?
Yes. The cream is safe to be applied on your face as well but upon doctor’s consultation. Do not apply this cream around your eyelids or eyes.
Q-Is Elocon cream a steroid, antifungal, or an antibiotic?
This cream is neither an antibiotic nor an antifungal. Well, it is a corticosteroid used to decrease infection in different conditions. The medicine is available in the form of lotion, cream, and ointment for external use. You will also find it in the form of nasal spray/powder used for inhalation.
Q-I have seen better results using this cream in my child. Can I use the cream for an extended period?
Do not extend the dose without a doctor’s consultation. If you use this cream at a higher dose than the prescribed one, it can result in hormonal imbalance in a child. This can also lead to rounding of the face or puffiness and it can affect the overall child growth. Hence, speak to your pediatrician for dose adjustments.
Q-What is this cream used for?
This cream is used to offer relief from infections and itchy skin problems. It is also helpful in treating swelling, scaling, and redness of skin related to said skin conditions. Medical advice is important for using this cream.
Q-Can I use this cream to treat broken skin?
No, this cream is not meant for treating broken skin problems.
Q-Will I experience skin reactions or irritations with the use of this cream?
Yes. This cream can cause some skin reactions like dryness, irritation, itching, and hypopigmentation in some sensitive individuals. Well, these effects are quite a rate. Hence, let your physician know if you have a history of allergy before you start with the application of this cream. In case you experience troublesome side effects, contact your physician.
Q-What precautions do I need to take while using this cream?
This cream should not be applied to the face. Avoid using the cream longer than the doctor suggested you. Do not cover the affected area with a bandage unless your physician tells you to. Use this medicine only when your doctor prescribes it. Do not share the cream with others even if they have a similar condition as yours.