What Are the Uses of Desoximetasone Cream?

Desoximetasone cream is a topical product used to relieve inflammation and itching of the skin, according to Drugs.com. It's an adrenocortical steroid that inhibits certain chemicals in the body to reduce irritation, redness, itching and swelling.

Desoximetasone cream is to be used according to a doctor’s instruction, warns Drugs.com. A small amount of the medicine is applied on the affected area and rubbed in until evenly distributed. The area is typically not covered by a bandage or other dressing unless a health care provider advises to do so.

Dosages of desoximetasone cream are not to be applied more than once; if an application is missed, it should be skipped and next applied at the regular dosage time. Unless hands are a part of the affected area, users should wash their hands after applying the medicine, according to Drugs.com. Desozimetasone cream shouldn't be taken internally or used for a longer time than prescribed. Contact with the eyes, mouth and nostrils is to be avoided.

A mild, temporary stinging is a common side effect after the first application, states Drugs.com. Severe side effects, such as additional swelling, burning and irritation, or allergic reactions, such as difficulty breathing and hives, require immediate medical attention.