Betamethasone Valerate with Neomycin Cream
Betamethasone is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. It works by stopping skin cells releasing various inflammatory substances that make blood vessels widen and cause the skin to become red, swollen, itchy and painful.
It reduces the swelling, redness, and itching and so helps prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin. Neomycin is an antibiotic medicine used to treat infections with bacteria. It works by causing bacteria to produce abnormal and faulty proteins.
This ultimately kills the bacteria and clears up any infection. The cream is more suitable for moist, weeping areas of skin, while the thicker, more greasy ointment is more suitable for dry, scaly areas of skin.
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You only need to use a small amount of this preparation. Apply it thinly just to the areas affected, and then massage it gently into the skin until it disappears. Topical corticosteroids should not be used for long periods of time or on large areas of the body, especially in children.
Side effects: The most common side-effect is some mild irritation when applied. Other side-effects occur only rarely.
Type of medicine: A potent topical corticosteroid Used for Inflammatory skin conditions such as severe eczema and dermatitis Also called Betamethasone valerate; betamethasone diproprionate
Brands include: Betnovate®; Diprosone®; Betacap®; Bettamousse®
Available as: Cream, lotion, ointment, foam scalp application, and scalp application
Which conditions can Betamethasone cream be used to treat?
Eczema Psoriasis Dermatitis
Is Betamethasone cream branded or unbranded?
Betamethasone cream is an unbranded version of Betnovate and both contain the same active ingredient.
Is Betamethasone cream a steroid?
Betamethasone falls into the category of topical corticosteroid or topical steroids. Topical steroids such as this product should be used in addition to your usual moisturiser in order to treat and manage your skin condition effectively.
What symptoms will Betamethasone cream treat?
Betamethasone will relieve any symptoms associated with skin flare-ups and inflammation, as well as irritation and redness.
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