Skin Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Verdeso Uses

People who have atopic dermatitis may benefit from Verdeso. This medicated skin foam is approved for use in adults and children as young as three months old. As a type of steroid, it works by reducing inflammation and itching, as well as suppressing an overactive immune system. Possible off-label uses of Verdeso may include treating psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and poison ivy.

What Is Verdeso Used For?

Verdeso® (desonide foam) is a prescription skin medication approved for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in individuals age three months and older. It is a unique foam formulation of desonide -- which is also available as a gel, cream, ointment, and lotion -- and is designed to be moisturizing and nonstinging without leaving a sticky residue.
 
Atopic dermatitis is a type of skin rash that usually develops in early childhood and continues into the teen years. The term "atopic" refers to a tendency to develop allergy conditions, and the term "dermatitis" means swelling of the skin. Atopic dermatitis, which is not contagious, is often referred to as eczema, which is a general term for several types of skin inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type. However, several types have similar symptoms.
 
The most common symptoms of atopic dermatitis are dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows, behind the knees, and on the hands and feet.
 
Scratching and rubbing in response to itching will:
 
  • Increase inflammation
  • Irritate the skin
  • Increase itchiness.
 
The goals of atopic dermatitis treatment are to heal the skin and prevent flareups. Current treatment options include:
 
  • Topical steroids (like Verdeso)
  • Topical immunomodulators
  • Oral medications
  • Ultraviolet light therapy.
 
To avoid undesirable or even dangerous side effects, topical steroids should be used for only a short period. Verdeso should not be used for more than four weeks at a time.
 

Verdeso Medication Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.