Temovate is a topical corticosteroid that contains clobetasol propionate as its active ingredient. Clobetasol propionate is synthetic in nature.
Temovate is used to reduce the effects associated with multiple skin conditions. The synthetic corticosteroids in Temovate help to diminish the immune response elicited due to various dermatological issues.
When certain irritants or allergens enter the body, there is a particular immune response launched. There are some chemicals such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes released by the body that result in inflammation and itchiness. In addition to causing blood vessels to dilate, they also signal other inflammatory substances to accumulate at the site of the irritant or allergen. When the topical corticosteroid is applied to the skin, it is absorbed by the cells. The corticosteroids then prevent the chemicals from being released. The immune system is repressed and the blood vessels contract, becoming smaller. This reduces the swelling, redness, and irritation associated with the prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
To determine if Temovate will reduce the severity of a dermatological condition, you should ask your physician.
To ensure that Temovate achieves maximum efficacy, you must follow the instructions that have been provided to you by your physician. You should not use less or more of Temovate than has been indicated.
Temovate is a topical agent that must be applied to the surface of the skin. Temovate should not be used for internal purposes.
Temovate should be spread in a thin layer over the affected area. The ointment should then gently be rubbed onto the skin for a short period of time.
Temovate should only be applied with clean hands and onto skin that is free of other substances or chemicals.
Do not use more than 50g of Temovate in one week. Temovate should not be used for a period longer than two weeks.
You should not get Temovate into your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you accidentally get Temovate into this orifices, you should wash them out immediately with water. If you feel any adverse reactions, you should consult a physician immediately.
There may be certain negative responses due to the application of Temovate onto the skin. Some of these reactions may be:
Burning sensation when applied to affected area
Reddening of the skin
Continued itchiness or scaling
Pain or swelling
Rash that may be crusted or oozing
Thinning of the skin where Temovate is applied
Discomfort in the body
Changes to color of complexion
Raised spots on face
Swollen glands in neck
If you continue to experience these problems, you should contact a physician.
Pregnant women are advised to seek the guidance of a physician regarding the use of Temovate during their pregnancy. Mothers who are breastfeeding should also visit a physician to determine if using Temovate is safe while feeding their child.
Children under the age of 12 should not use Temovate unless prescribed by a physician.
You should not apply Temovate to your skin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Temovate.
You should talk to a physician before using Temovate if you have a skin infection, chicken pox, measles, shingles, tuberculosis, or have recently been vaccinated.
Temovate should not be used on skin that is already thinning.