Elocon Ointment is a steroid that is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rash. It helps reduce symptoms like swelling, itching, and redness.
You should always use Elocon Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. Do not use the cream or ointment for more than the recommended duration. Spread it as a thin layer onto the skin. Do not cover the area being treated with a bandage or plaster unless your doctor tells you to. You should use this medicine regularly but do not apply large amounts or use it for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.
Elocon Ointment has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These include thinning or a change in color of the skin, burning, stinging, and itching. Let your doctor know if you are bothered by these or they do not go away.
Let your doctor know about any medical issues you have such as thinning of the skin, any skin infection, broken or ulcerated skin, diabetes, and immune system problems. Also, inform the doctor about other medicines you are taking (particularly steroids). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.