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What Is Desonide Foam Used For?

How Does It Work?

Desonide foam belongs to a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Desonide foam works for atopic dermatitis by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Desonide Foam?

Desonide foam is approved for use in children age three months and older. This medicine is not approved to treat diaper rash.
 

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the treatment of atopic dermatitis. This is known as an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label uses for desonide foam might include the treatment of a variety of other conditions that are likely to respond to a topical steroid, such as:
 
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