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What Is Diflorasone Emollient Cream Used For?

Applying diflorasone emollient cream to affected areas of the skin can help reduce itching and inflammation caused by poison ivy, eczema, and other skin conditions. This cream is a type of steroid, and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Diflorasone emollient cream also has some "off-label" uses, such as treating vitiligo and penile or labial adhesions.

An Overview of Uses for Diflorasone Emollient Cream

Diflorasone emollient cream (ApexiCon® E Cream) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
 
 
Specifically, diflorasone emollient cream is approved to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids. This medication is probably used most often for treating psoriasis or severe eczema.
 
As the name implies, diflorasone emollient cream is formulated as an emollient cream. In many ways, emollient creams are the "best of both worlds" between creams and ointments. They are more moisturizing, compared with traditional creams, but are not greasy like ointments.
 

How Does It Work?

Diflorasone emollient cream is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which 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 emollient cream works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

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