Topical Dexamethasone (Dexadermil)
Dexadermil is an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic cream used to relieve itching in cases of dermatitis or allergy, whose active substance is dexamethasone.Dexadermil is produced by the Legrand laboratory and can be purchased at pharmacies.
Dexadermil is indicated for the treatment of dermatitis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis or allergic eczema, neurodermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, actinic dermatitis, eczematoid, food eczema, childhood eczema, milia, impetigo, sunburn, insect bites, genital itching or anal and otitis externa without perforation of the tympanic membrane.
How to use Dexadermil
Dexadermil’s method of use is to clean the affected area and apply a small amount of the cream to the affected site 2 or 3 times a day.
Before applying Dexadermil to the ear, clean and dry the outer region of the ear and with a cotton tip applicator, spread a layer of cream 2 or 3 times a day.
Dexadermil Side Effects
The major side effects of Dexadermil include burning sensation, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, increased hair thickness, acne, decreased skin pigmentation, allergic contact dermatitis, skin maceration, stretch marks and milia.
Dexadermil is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to the components of the formula, such as skin tuberculosis, chicken pox, fungal infection or herpes simplex. Also, it should not be applied to the ear if there is perforation in the eardrum membrane.Dexadermil should be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding only under medical advice.