Desowen Lotion (Desonide) Customer Reviews

Desowen Lotion

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Desonide topical is employed to alleviate the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort associated with various skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. Belonging to the class of medications known as topical corticosteroids, desonide functions by activating natural substances in the skin to diminish swelling, redness, and itching.v

Uses and Dosage

Desonide is available in various forms, including cream, ointment, gel, foam, and lotion, for application to the skin.

Typically, it is applied two to four times daily, aiming for consistency in timing. Follow the instructions on your prescription label meticulously, and seek clarification from your doctor or pharmacist on any aspects you find unclear.

Use desonide precisely as directed—avoid applying more or less frequently than prescribed.

During the first 2 weeks of using the cream, ointment, or lotion, or the first 4 weeks of using the gel or foam, improvement in your skin condition should be noticeable. If symptoms persist, contact your doctor.

Shake the lotion well before each use to ensure even mixing of the medication.

This medication is exclusively for skin use. Prevent contact with eyes, nose, or mouth, and do not swallow it. Avoid application in genital and rectal areas, as well as in skin creases and armpits unless directed by your doctor.

To apply desonide topical, use a small amount of ointment, cream, gel, or lotion to cover the affected skin area with a thin, even film, gently rubbing it in.

For desonide foam, shake well before each use, and apply a small amount to cover the affected skin area with a thin, even film, rubbing it in gently. If using desonide foam on the face, apply it to your hands first and then gently rub it onto the affected areas; avoid direct application to the face. Wash your hands after applying desonide foam.

If applying desonide to a child’s diaper area, avoid tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

Do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless advised by your doctor, as it may heighten side effects.

Desonide foam is flammable. Stay away from open fire, flames, and refrain from smoking while applying it and for a short period afterward.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • stinging, burning, irritation, peeling, dryness, and redness of the skin
  • itching
  • acne
  • tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
  • small white or red bumps on the skin
  • change in skin color

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • redness, swelling, oozing pus or other signs of skin infection in the place where you applied desonide
  • severe rash


  • Before using desonide, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies, whether to desonide itself, other corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, prednisone), or any other substances. Inactive ingredients in the product may also trigger allergic reactions or other issues.
  • Share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, or other skin conditions like rosacea or perioral dermatitis.
  • Avoid using this medication if there is an existing infection or sore in the intended treatment area.
  • Children may be more sensitive to excessive corticosteroid medication effects; consult your doctor for more information.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • While it’s unknown if this medication, when applied to the skin, passes into breast milk, similar drugs taken orally do pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
  • If using during breastfeeding, avoid applying the medication to the breast/nipple area to prevent the infant from swallowing it.

Form and Strength

Desowen Lotion is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Desowen Lotion lotion:
    • 0.05 %


How fast does Desowen work?

Your skin condition should improve during the first 2 weeks of your treatment with the cream, ointment, or lotion or during the first 4 weeks of your treatment with the gel or foam.

How long can you use Desowen?

This medication should not be used for more than 8 weeks as it can begin to cause irritation and damage to skin.



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Quantities Available:

30mL, 90mL

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