Steroid responsive dermatoses complicated or likely to be complicated by bacterial infections
Apply sparingly BD or TID
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Limit use in children or on face to maximum of 5 days. It should be withdrawn gradually following prolonged therapy. Unless fully unavoidable, potent corticosteroids should not be used on the face as they may precipitate a rosacea-like disorder and aggravate any pre-existing rosacea, avoid use in an occluded area, near the eye, use in the presence of skin infections without concomitant use of anti-microbial, children under 1yr, on weeping foci.
Use on rosacea acne, peri-oral dermatitis, scabies, leg ulcers, tuberculous, untreated viral, bacterial or fungal infections, reaction to smallpox vaccination, first three months of pregnancy, continous prophylactic use.
Local irritation e.g burning sensation and itching, erythema rare, dryness of the skin, aggravation of concurrent untreated infections, thinning of the skin (this may be reversible), loss of skin elasticity, folliculitis, change in skin pigmentation, telangiectasia, purpura and steroid acne, increased growth of hair, severe pituitary-adrenal axis suppression and hypercotism, cushoid state, growth retardation, benign intra-cranial hypertension.