category C: Should only be used if potential benefit justifies the
potential risk to the fetus
patients may demonstrate greater susceptibility to topical
corticosteroid-induced HPA axis suppression and Cushing’s syndrome
than mature patients because of a larger skin surface area to body
Reactions (Side Effects):
burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis,
acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic
contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, atrophy, striae, miliaria
to the affected area as a thin film 3-4 times daily depending on the
severity of the condition.
dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or recalcitrant
an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be
discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.