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How Does Desonate Work?

Desonate is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Desonate works for atopic dermatitis by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

Desonate Use in Children

Desonate is approved for use in children age three months and older. It should not be used to treat diaper rash. The medication should not be applied in the diaper area for any reason.

Off-Label Uses of Desonate

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Desonate for something other than atopic dermatitis. These uses (known as "off-label" uses) might include treating a variety of other conditions that are likely to respond to a topical steroid, such as:

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