Betamethasone is a medicine comes in ointment, cream, lotion, and aerosol (spray) in various strengths for use on the skin. Betamethasone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
Direction for use
Wash or soak the affected area thoroughly before applying the medicine, unless it irritates your skin. Then apply the ointment or cream sparingly in a thin film and rub it in gently.
To use the lotion on your scalp, part your hair, apply a small amount of the medicine on the affected area, and rub it in gently. Protect the area from washing and rubbing until the lotion dries. You may wash your hair as usual but not right after applying the medicine.
To apply an aerosol, shake well and spray on the affected area holding the container about 3 to 6 inches away. Spray for about 2 seconds to cover an area the size of your hand. Take care not to inhale the vapors. If you are spraying near your face, cover your eyes.
Avoid prolonged use on the face, in the genital and rectal areas, and in skin creases and armpits unless directed by your doctor. Do not apply cosmetics or other skin preparations on the treated area without talking with your doctor.
Side Effects of Betamethasone
This medicine can cause side effects like drying or cracking of the skin, acne, itching, burning, change in skin color. if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away then you should consult your doctor.