Topical betamethasone is a topical corticosteroid drug or often called a topical steroid. These drugs are used to reduce skin inflammation, caused by conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and allergies. Topical betamethasone will relieve symptoms of swelling, itching, and skin redness.
This medicine is only used specifically for the skin. Must not be used on the skin on the face, groin, and armpits, except your doctor would suggest so.
Usually, topical betamethasone is given as a short-term treatment. If used in the long term, the risk of adverse effects will increase. Be sure to take a time lag on long-term use.
There are several other ingredients in topical betamethasone process, eg antibacterial and antifungal contents for infections caused by fungi and bacteria. In addition, some topical betamethasone contains salicylic acid. This material serves to help the absorption of steroids by the skin.
About The Betamethasone Topical
Forms of drugs:
Oat, cream, lotion, jelly.
Adults and children.
Reduces inflammation and relieves symptoms that appear on the skin caused by conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and allergies.
- For pregnant women or planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding, ask your doctor before using this medication.
- This drug can be absorbed by the skin. For women who breastfeed, do not use this product on the breast.
- Please be careful in using topical betamethasone in diabetics, immune system disorders, poor blood circulation, kidney disorders, liver disorders, psoriasis, and skin disorders (rosacea, acne).
- Long-term and excessive use of topical betamethasone may increase the risk of adrenal gland disorders, especially in children.
- Keep this medicine out of your eyes. These drugs can cause or worsen the cataract and glaucoma disease if exposed to the eye many times. If exposed to eyes, nose, mouth, wounded skin, tear wounds, or burns, rinse immediately with water.
- Use on the skin of thin parts, such as on the face and folds of the hands, and in babies who have thinner skin than adults, maximum for only five days.
- Do not use in children under one year.
- If an allergic reaction or an overdose occurs, see your doctor immediately.
The Dose Of Topical Betamethasone
A number of topical steroids used, with fingertip dose units. One dose unit is a cream or rubbing medicine, affixed to the tip of an adult finger, until the first finger joint. One unit of this dose can be used to double the size of the palm of an adult hand.
The usual dose of topical betamethasone depends largely on the location and area of the skin, which is inflamed full. Duration of drug use, in adults, the average is 7-14 days, until the symptoms appear to disappear, and for children a maximum of only five days. This medicine is applied once or twice a day.
Using Topical Betamethasone correctly
Be sure to read the instructions on the packaging of the drug and follow your doctor's advice in using topical betamethasone. Do not add or reduce doses without a doctor's permission.
Wash and clean your hands before wearing a topical betamethasone. Clean and pat dry the area experiencing inflammation. Apply a topical betamethasone on the affected area and rub in slowly. Do not close the affected area with a bandage, cloth, or cover, unless doctors suggested so.
Especially in infants experiencing inflammation in the area, avoid wearing diapers diaper plastic pants or tight, unless recommended by a doctor. Do not use on the part of the injured skin or open, unless you use a drug that contains antibacterial or antifungal.
You can use Moisturiser after applying topical betamethasone on the affected skin. But earlier, let these drugs are absorbed by the skin before you add moisturized.
For patients who forget to use betamethasone topical, it is advisable to immediately use it so reminded if the next dose schedule were not too close. Do not double the dose of topical betamethasone on the next scheduled to replace the missed dose.
For patients who forget to use topical betametasone, it is recommended to immediately use it, keep in mind if the next dose schedule is not too close. Do not double topical doses of betametasone on the next schedule to replace missed doses.
Recognize Side Effects and the Dangers of Topical Betamethasone
People's reactions to a drug vary. Some of the common side effects are:
- The sensation of heat or burning.
- Dry skin.
- Skin thinning.
- Skin color change.
- Skin looks bruised or flushed.
If the side effects continue prolonged, interfere with the activity, or you have an allergic reaction, discontinue use and see a doctor.