Valisone skin cream is a medication used for the treatment among those people who are suffering from major skin ailments and scalp disorders. This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions of the scalp such as psoriasis, seborrhea. It has the active ingredient of Betamethasone, which, belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by decreasing the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these conditions.

This medication is a medium-strength corticosteroid. This medication is available in the form of gel, foam and lotion also. Since your skin condition may be present in areas other than the scalp, you may also be using other corticosteroid medications for those areas. Avoid contact of the cream with your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use. Dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to the medication. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

How to Use Valisone Cream

The usage of Valisone skin cream is suggested as it is mentioned on the label. Shake the canister, turn it upside down, and spray out a small amount on a clean, cool surface such as small plate or saucer. Do not spray the cream directly on the hands since warm skin will cause the cream to melt too quickly. Using your fingers take some of the cream and immediately massage the cream into the affected area of the scalp until the cream disappears. Repeat until the entire affected area is treated. Apply Valisone skin cream usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings unless instructed to do so by your doctor.

Cautions before use Valisone Cream

The cautions, which are to be taken with Luxiq, are as follows:

  • Before using Valisone skin cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids such as prednisone, triamcinolone or if you have any other allergies.
  • Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness or injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.
  • Be cautious to notice symptoms of skin infection at the affected area
  • Valisone skin cream may cause Cushing Syndrome
  • Valisone skin cream may cause diabetes or high blood sugar
  • Valisone skin cream may cause intracranial hypertension.

Valisone Side Effects Cream

These side effects may occur with the use of Valisone skin cream:

  • Acne,
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Skin thinning or discoloration,
  • Stretch marks
  • Tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Headache,
  • Swelling ankles and feet
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Vision problems
  • Extreme Dizziness
  • Allergic rashes

Valisone Cream Reactions and Overdose

Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist about all prescribed and nonprescribed or herbal products or any kind of corticosteroids for the skin like clobetasol, triamcinolone or oral corticosteroids such as prednisone you are using as it may cause reactions with them.

Valisone skin cream may be harmful if taken more than required. If overdose is suspected the patient should be taken to the medical center immediately.


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