Desonide (Desonide) topical falls in the drug class called topical corticosteroids. Desonide cream contains a topical corticosteroid and a moisturizing lotion used to relieve inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions.The moisturizing lotion helps to moisturize the skin. The common brand names of desonide cream include Desowen, Desonide and Tridesilon.
Desonide is a prescription drug used to treat a myriad of skin conditions including dermatitis, rash, allergies, and eczema. Desonide is in a class of medicines called corticosteroids. Desonide works by relieving the swelling, inflammation and itching associated with these conditions.
When using Desonide, be careful not to pass it close to the eyes. Doing so may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, rinse Desonide off with plenty of water if it gets inside your nose or mouth.
Do not bandage or cover the affected area after applying Desonide unless under the directions of a physician. Be sure to rinse your hands after using Desonide unless you are using it to treat your hands.