Dermovate Cream for psoriasis, eczema and alopecia areata 25 GM 8 Box

Dermovate Cream for psoriasis, eczema and alopecia areata 25 GM 8 Box

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What is Dermovate used for?

Dermovate cream and ointment are used in short courses to treat severe forms of inflammatory skin disorders, such as those below, when weaker corticosteroids have not been effective.

  • Eczema.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Skin disorder called lichen planus, in which there are patches on the skin that appear as flat-topped, shiny, almost violet itchy areas.
  • Skin disorder called discoid lupus erythematosus, which is caused by the immune system attacking the skin.

How does Dermovate work?

Dermovate cream and ointment both contain the active ingredient clobetasol propionate 0.05%, which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. Clobetasol is a very potent corticosteroid used to reduce inflammation in the skin.

Skin inflammation happens when an allergic reaction or irritation of the skin causes various substances to be released in the skin that make blood vessels widen and result in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful.

Who should not use Dermovate?

  • Dermovate cream and ointment are not licensed for children under one year of age.
  • Don't apply the cream or ointment to broken skin or open wounds, or areas of skin affected by any of the following conditions:
    • Viral skin infections, such as chickenpox, shingles, cold sores or herpes simplex.
    • Bacterial skin infections, such as impetigo.
    • Fungal skin infections, such as thrush, ringworm, athlete's foot.
    • Acne.
    • Acne rosacea.
    • Inflammatory rash around the mouth (perioral dermatitis).
    • Itchy skin where there is no inflammation.
    • Widespread plaque psoriasis.
    • Nappy rash.
  • Don't use the cream or ointment if you're allergic to any of its ingredients. Check the ingredients listed in the leaflet that comes with the medicine if you know you have specific allergies.
  • Never use Dermovate cream or ointment as a moisturiser.

Can I use Dermovate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Only if your doctor thinks it's essential.

If your specialist says you can use Dermovate while pregnant or breastfeeding you should not use it on large areas of skin, underneath airtight dressings, or for prolonged periods of time. This will minimise any absorption of the medicine. If you need to apply the cream or ointment to your breasts don't do this shortly before giving a feed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

How do I use Dermovate?

Dermovate cream or ointment should be applied thinly to the affected areas of skin once or twice a day to start with. As soon as the condition starts to improve, you should use it less frequently, as directed by your doctor. See below for how much to use.