Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They also modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Betamethasone topical (Valisone)

Betamethasone is a medium-strength topical corticosteroid for body areas. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. Betamethasone affects the production of lymphokines and has inhibitory effects on Langerhans cells.

Desonide

Desonide is used for inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.


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