Desonide 0.05% Cream/Gel/Lotion


Desonide is a topical medicated solution used to relieve the adverse effects such as swelling and itching associated with steroid-responsive skin conditions.



What is Desonide 0.05% Cream/Gel/Lotion

Desonide 0.05% comes in three different formulations – cream, gel, and lotion. All the products made by reputable manufacturers Glenmark, Galderma, and Curatio. Desonide is a mild anti-inflammatory solution, usually prescribed for atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and contact dermatitis in both adults and children. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching. Desonide 0.05% cream is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Desonide reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions.

How to use Desonide 0.05% Cream/Gel/Lotion

Desonide 0.05% cream should be applied on the affected areas as a thin layer two times daily depending on the severity of the condition. It comes as a lotion, gel, cream, and ointment to apply topically. Wash your hands. Before applying the Desonide 0.05% topically, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the Desonide 0.05% cream to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-3 times daily, or as directed by your dermatologist. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the area unless you are instructed to do so by your dermatologist.

When not to use Desonide 0.05% Cream/Gel/Lotion

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to desonide or any other inactive ingredients present along with it. It is not recommended for use in pregnant or/and breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Using Desonide cream for Eczema

Additional information


Lotion Dosetil® 30ml by Glenmark, Cream Dosetil® 10g by Glenmark, Gel Atonide® 20g by Curatio


Desonide (0.05% w/w)

In a gel/cream/lotion base


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