Elocon cream is a steroid cream which is used to reduce inflammation. In addition to treating inflammation this cream is also used to treat itching and other allergic reactions caused by psoriasis and eczema. It is also used for other skin conditions.
It is a steroid drug and hence it is very essential to get a doctor’s approval before using it. If you still want to use Elocon cream without doctor’s advice, it is best to be informed of the safety precautions and other details of this medicine.
Learn about its side effects, drug interactions, usage instructions, overdose information and others. For instance, if Elocon cream has to be applied in the diaper area of an infant, tight diapers and plastic pants should be strictly avoided.
But it is best to not use Elocon Cream for a baby without doctor’s approval because steroid absorption by a child can cause growth delay or other side effects. Do not use the drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are planning to still use it, discontinue it after two weeks. If you have any major medical condition related to skin, it is better to get doctor’s advice.
Side effects on a child are very common. In an adult, common side effects are
- crusting in scalp.
Severe and rare side effects are
- heart rate fluctuations,
- blurred vision,
- weight gain.
Remember to talk to a doctor about your medical history, any illnesses that you are suffering or diagnosed with diabetes, list of drugs that you consume and other medical details before starting to use the cream.
Most of the drugs do not interact with topical Elocon cream. Nonetheless, give a list of all drug that you continuously use or use on demand, to your doctor. The list includes herbal drugs, over-the-counter drugs and even vitamin supplements.