What Is Fluticasone Propionate Cream Used For?
Fluticasone propionate cream may help relieve inflammation and itching caused by various skin problems, such as eczema, dermatitis, and poison ivy. This medicine is a type of steroid and works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation. A healthcare provider may sometimes prescribe fluticasone propionate cream for off-label uses, such as treating penile or labial adhesions; however, these are not approved uses.
An Overview of Uses for Fluticasone Propionate CreamFluticasone propionate cream (Cutivate Cream®) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions in people age three months of age and older. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
Specifically, this medicine is approved to treat any skin condition that responds to corticosteroids, including fluticasone propionate cream. For individuals who do not prefer cream medications, Cutivate is also available in the form of a lotion or an ointment (see Cutivate Lotion or Cutivate Ointment).