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Diflorasone emollient cream is licensed for the treatment of many different skin problems, including eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. This prescription skin cream is a steroid, and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Because it is an emollient cream, this medicine is more moisturizing than other skin creams and not as greasy as an ointment. Potential side effects include skin burning, itching, and dryness.

What Is Diflorasone Emollient Cream?

Diflorasone emollient cream (ApexiCon® E 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. As an emollient cream, this medication is more moisturizing, compared with regular creams, and is not greasy like an ointment.
(Click What Is Diflorasone Emollient Cream Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, diflorasone emollient cream may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Dryness.
(Click Diflorasone Emollient Cream Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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