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Elocon Cream Uses

Updated April 17, 2017

Elocon is a topical drug that comes in cream, ointment and lotion form. Its generic name is Mometasone furoate. The topical form is safe for most adults and children over the age of 2 years. Elocon should not be used around the eyes. It can exacerbate rosacea, and should not be used on the face if an individual is afflicted with this skin condition.

Elocon Eases Irritated Skin

Elocon cream is a corticosteroid, or medication that is related to cortisone, a naturally occurring hormone. Elocon cream is used to treat the rash, redness and itchiness associated with many skin conditions.

Psoriasis

Elocon is commonly used for psoriasis, a common skin condition that affects patches of the skin with dry, scaly tissue, redness, itching and irritation. The relief Elocon cream brings to psoriasis sufferers helps them avoid scratching and breaking the skin, which can lead to secondary skin infections.

Eczema

Eczema causes scaly, leathery patches on the skin that may result in oozing and crusting. Inflammation causes itching, pain and redness. Elocon cream is often prescribed for patients suffering with eczema.

Dermatitis

Dermatitis is the general term used for skin irritations that can include inflammation, redness, swelling and itchiness. Elocon cream is a common prescription choice for individuals with this type of generalised, unspecified skin irritation.

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Robin Devereaux has been writing professionally for more than 25 years. She has written for "The Sowell Review, "Health and Healing Magazine" and has been a contributor to several local Eastern Michigan publications. Robin is a graduate of the Central Michigan University Arts Program.