People with certain skin problems, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema, may benefit from diflorasone emollient cream (ApexiCon® E Cream). This prescription steroid works to relieve itching and inflammation associated with these skin problems by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
The dose of diflorasone emollient cream your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on the severity of the skin condition being treated. In general, a small layer of the cream is applied to the affected areas of the skin one to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin dryness, burning, or itching.
(For more information on this medicated skin cream, click Diflorasone Emollient Cream. This article describes specific uses of this medicine, discusses some general safety precautions, and offers dosing tips for how to apply it.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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