Betnovate cream is a topical corticosteroid made from 0.1 percent betamethasone valerate, according to NetDoctor. It is used for severe inflammatory skin disorders and manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
Betnovate cream helps to reduce itchy skin, swelling and redness. Common conditions that Betnovate cream is prescribed for include psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and discoid lupus erythematosus. To use Betnovate cream, apply a thin layer to the affected area once or twice a day. Do not apply anything else to the skin within 30 minutes of application. Do not use the cream on children under 1 year old. The cream is not formulated to treat acne, fungal infections, bacterial infections, viral infections like shingles, mouth rashes, anal rashes or genital rashes, notes NetDoctor.