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Desonide Cream Dosage

With desonide cream, your dosage will mainly depend on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. In most cases, it is recommended to apply a thin layer onto the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. You should notice an improvement within two weeks; if your skin problem has not improved, contact your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Desonide Cream

The dose of desonide cream (DesOwen®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the type and severity of the skin condition you are treating. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Desonide Cream Dosing Guidelines for Skin Conditions

For treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis), the standard starting dose is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two to three times a day. Wash your hands after applying the medicine, unless you are treating your hands.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.

General Information on Using Desonide Cream

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with desonide cream include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) two to three times a day.
  • Apply the medication sparingly; only a thin film is necessary.
  • It is not recommended to use a nonbreathable dressing, such as a bandage, over desonide cream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with desonide cream, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Desonide Cream Information

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