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What Is Fluticasone Propionate Cream?

A healthcare provider may prescribe fluticasone propionate cream (Cutivate Cream®) to adults and children who have certain skin conditions. But what is fluticasone propionate cream and how does it work?
 
This prescription medicine is approved for treating several skin conditions, such as:
 
 
Fluticasone propionate cream is a type of steroid. It works to treat these and other skin problems by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The cream is applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily.
 
(Click Fluticasone Propionate Cream for the full eMedTV article on what fluticasone propionate cream is prescribed for and who can use it. This resource also discusses dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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