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The Basics of Mometasone Furoate Cream

By Edited May 15, 2015 0 0

A mometasone furoate cream is used as a treatment for atopic dermatitis, eczema, and dermatitis, among others. Also referred to as mometasone, mometasone furoate had been known for years as one of the most potent anti-inflammatory substances that are integrated in ointment, cream, and lotion. Mometasone furoate cream could provide an immediate relief from skin disorders like psoriasis by stabilizing cells and reversing the activated inflammatory genes. Read on to know more about the uses, recommended application, and other information about mometasone furoate cream.

Applying Mometasone Furoate Cream

One of the most important things that anyone should be aware about mometasone furoate cream is how it should be used. When applied topically, the cream is easily absorbed by the skin and the bloodstream. It is vital that the user should apply the recommended amount as excessive absorption could lead to unwanted side effects, which could manifest in just about any part of the body. To minimize the unintended effect of the cream, the user is advised to apply the cream to a minimum and into restricted or affected area. After application, covering the affected areas with airtight covers or dressings like adhesives and bandages is unsafe, unless otherwise recommended by a professional.

In applying the cream, follow the instructions as provided. In general, a thin film of mometasone furoate cream once a day is all that is required in treating minor rashes. Maintain the application of the cream until your doctor would advise you to; prolong or excessive use of the cream could actually disrupt your body's ability to naturally produce adrenal cortoid hormones.

Memotasone furoate creams are for external use; applying it near the eye area carries the risk of the medication to get in your eye.

Side Effects of Mometasone Furoate

Whether your doctor has advised you to take mometasone furoate in its lotion form or nasal spray, the side effects of mometasone furoate manifest similarly. Some of the side effects that one could easily notice include:

- Pimples that resemble acne
- Boils
- Excessive dryness and hairiness
- Skin infection, both in the treated and other areas
- Patches or patterns on skin
- Rash around the mouth
- Stretch marks
- Stinging or tingling sensation

If you had developed a severe case of the aforementioned conditions, immediately contact your doctor. While the manifestation of the side effects could not be anticipated, it is your doctor who could competently determine your fitness to use mometasone furoate.

Special Instructions When Using Mometasone Furoate Creams

Pregnant. Mometasone furoate, in whatever form, should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Only in special cases, which could be only decided by your doctor, could mometasone furoate be given in this condition. As provided earlier, the mometasone furoate is easily absorbed by the skin and bloodstream. During breastfeeding, the substance could find its way in the breast milk and harm the baby.

Children. The least amount of thin film of mometasone furoate cream could be recommended to children two years and older. Use the cream as advised by your doctor; prolonged use could interfere with growth hormones.

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