Eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis are just a few of the skin conditions that can be treated with clobetasol propionate foam (Olux®). This prescription medicine works to treat these skin problems by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation.
The standard dose of clobetasol foam is about a capful of the foam applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include a burning sensation or other skin reactions.
Using this medicine for extended periods of time may cause serious problems, such as diabetes or Cushing's syndrome. Also, do not cover the medicine with a bandage unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so, as this may increase your risk for side effects.
(For more information on this foam, click Clobetasol Propionate Foam. This article provides a complete overview of this medicine, including how it works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)