) is a prescription skin medication. It is approved for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis
in people age three months and older. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids.
This alcohol-free foam is designed to be moisturizing and nonstinging without leaving a sticky residue.
Just like any medicine, desonide foam may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of desonide foam include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- Burning sensation at the application site.
(Click Desonide Foam Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)