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Desonate is a topical steroid prescribed to treat several skin conditions, such as psoriasis and dermatitis. It is available in a few different forms, such as an ointment, lotion, and gel; however, they all work by decreasing inflammation and suppressing the immune system. Side effects are possible, and typically include skin irritation or burning.
What Is Desonide?Desonide (Desonate®, DesOwen®, Verdeso®) is a prescription skin medication that comes in the form of a gel, foam, ointment, lotion, and cream. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids.
- Allergic reactions.
Are There Side Effects?
- Stinging and burning
- Contact dermatitis (an itchy, red rash caused by direct contact with an irritating substance)
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold