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Desonide foam is a medicine licensed to relieve the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. As a type of steroid, this medicated skin foam works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. It is applied on the affected areas of the skin twice daily for no longer than four weeks at a time. Potential side effects include reactions at the application site and coughing.
What Is Desonide Foam?Desonide foam (Verdeso®) 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.
Are There Side Effects?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.
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- Burning sensation at the application site.