Like all corticosteroids, desonide lotion should be used with caution, as it can have side effects. Common side effects may include skin irritation, dryness, or a temporary burning or stinging sensation at the application site. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. It's important to inform your healthcare provider if you experience any severe or persistent side effects.
Duration of use:
Desonide lotion is usually prescribed for short-term use to address acute flare-ups of skin conditions. Long-term use of corticosteroids should be avoided unless specifically directed by a healthcare professional.
It's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider, such as a dermatologist.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, other skin conditions (e.g., rosacea, perioral dermatitis).
When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma or cause irritation. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth.
If you get this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse right away with plenty of water.