Diflorasone Diacetate Uses
Your healthcare provider may recommend using diflorasone diacetate to help relieve inflammation and itching caused by various skin conditions. Specifically, this topical skin medicine is approved for treating problems such as dermatitis, eczema, and poison ivy, just to name a few. It works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation. This product is approved for use in adults only.
Diflorasone diacetate is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of different conditions. Such conditions include but are not limited to:
Specifically, diflorasone diacetate is approved to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids (diflorasone diacetate is a corticosteroid). This is a broad indication. This medication is probably used most often for treating psoriasis or severe eczema.
Diflorasone diacetate comes as an ointment, a cream, and an emollient cream. In many ways, emollient creams are the "best of both worlds" between creams and ointments. They are more moisturizing, compared to traditional creams, but are not greasy, like ointments can be. However, the emollient cream is more expensive than the regular ointment or cream, as it is not yet available in generic form.
Diflorasone diacetate 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. Diflorasone diacetate works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.