Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Drug Eruptions?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan E Blume, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Topical agents provide symptomatic relief of pruritus. Systemic steroids are used in persons with hypersensitivity syndrome, severe serum sickness–like reactions, and Sweet syndrome.


Desonide is for inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids; it decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of PMN leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, Sterapred)

Prednisone is an immunosuppressant for the treatment of immune disorders; it may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity; it is available in 2.5-, 5-, 10-, 20-, or 50-mg tablets.

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