Fluticasone propionate cream is approved for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. This medicated skin product is a type of steroid, and it works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The cream is applied on the affected areas once or twice daily. Potential side effects include skin dryness, itching, or burning.
What Is Fluticasone Propionate Cream?
Fluticasone propionate cream (Cutivate Cream®) is a prescription skin medication. It is a topical steroid that is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as three months old.
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