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What Is Desonide Used For?

Using Desonide in Children

Desonide lotion, cream, and ointment are not approved for use in children. However, desonide gel and desonide foam can be used to treat atopic dermatitis in children as young as three months old.
 
Children may be more likely to absorb more of the drug past the skin into the rest of the body, thereby increasing the risk of side effects. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using desonide. In general, this medicine is not recommended for use in the diaper area, and should not be used to treat diaper rash.
 

Off-Label Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the conditions it is approved to treat. This is known as an "off-label" use. Using desonide foam or gel to treat anything other than atopic dermatitis would be an off-label use. Using the cream, lotion, or gel for children for any use would be off-label as well.
 

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