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A topical corticosteroid, C24H32O6, used to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin.

[de(lta) + (hydrocorti)son(e) + -ide.]
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Treatment with oral cetirizine and desonide cream reduced urticaria and pruritus; the girl still had some symptoms at 12-month follow-up, with waxing and waning flares that were responsive to treatment.
sodium cromoglycate, nedocromil sodium, pemirolast, and lodoxamide; (3) Dual acting agents - they have both antihistaminic and mast cell stabilizing properties, e.g., olopatadine, ketotifen, azelastine, and epinastine; (4) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, e.g., ketorolac, diclofenac, and flurbiprofen; (5) Corticosteroids, e.g., prednisolone, hydrocortisone, fluorometholone, loteprednol, and desonide. In severe cases, even immunomodulatory agents are used.
The policemen's fund followed that action in October with a suit alleging a conspiracy on the part of the makers to artificially raise and fix prices of another skin cream, desonide. The complaint contends that shortly after attending an industry conference attended by Fougera, Perrigo, Sandoz and Taro, the defendants acted in concert to dramatically raise the price of generic desonide.
Desonide is a synthetic nonfluorinated corticosteroid and has been widely used as a topical treatment of inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions and psoriasis for more than 30 years [1, 2].
Mother mentioned the use of Desonide, but student M didn't look in her diaper.
When there is concern that a patient's dermatitis may be compounded by topical steroid allergy, clocortolone cream or desonide ointment are excellent choices; there is virtually no allergenicity to either product, according to Dr.
She advises gaining familiarity with the use of desonide, triamcinolone 0.1%, and clobetasol.
Desonide ointment or other lower-potency topicals will do the trick.