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Halog can help relieve itching and other symptoms of a variety of skin problems, such as poison ivy or eczema. This prescription medicine is applied on the affected areas of the skin and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. It is not recommended for children to use Halog, as it has not been studied in this age group.
What Is Halog Used For?Halog® (halcinonide) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions. It comes as both an ointment and a cream. Some of the conditions Halog is used for include but are not limited to:
In fact, Halog is approved to treat inflammation and itching due to any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids.
How Does This Medicine Work?Halog 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. Halog works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
Is It Safe for Children to Use Halog?Halog is not specifically approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Children are at an increased risk for serious side effects of steroids. In general, steroids are used for short-term treatment only. This is especially important for children.
Keep in mind that Halog is not approved to treat a diaper rash and should never be applied to the diaper area, due to the increased risk for side effects, unless your child's healthcare provider specifically tells you do so.