Desonate® (desonide gel) is a prescription skin medication used to treat atopic dermatitis. It is a topical steroid that is applied to the skin twice a day. The medicine comes in the form of gel and is sold in one strength: 0.05%. Desonate should not be used for longer than four weeks, as this increases the risk of serious side effects.
Most people are able to use Desonate without any problems, but adverse reactions are possible. The most common ones include a rash, itching, and burning at the application site.
(To learn more, click Desonate. This article tells you what you need to know about using this medication for atopic dermatitis, including how it works and what to do if you miss a dose.)