After applying Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% Foam to my scalp, do I have to rinse it off with water right after or do I just leave it on my scalp?
3 Sep 2010
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.
Wash your hands before and after using clobetasol topical, unless you are using the medication to treat the skin on your hands.
Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin. Do not use this medication over a large area of skin.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with clobetasol topical can increase the amount of medicine your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve within 2 weeks of using this medicine, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection. It is important to use clobetasol topical regularly to get the most benefit.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects with long-term use, you may need blood tests. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Store clobetasol topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep from freezing.
- Clobetasol Information for Consumers
- Clobetasol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clobetasol (detailed)
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