My son is 3 yrs. old, diagnosed by my dermatologist with eczema. He's got eczema all over his body.He was prescribed with Clobetasol Propionate Ointment USP, 0.05%... I read on the Pediatric Precaution that "It's not recommended for children under 12... How safe is this medicine... should I stop giving it when it specifically said "Not recommended for children under 12"... Pls. help...
28 Jun 2010
Did a skin specialist prescribe this for you?
There is a risk when using strong steroid creams such as Clobetasol on young children. There are many potential side-effects.
Your child's eczema is obviously bad and your specialist has decided that the benefits of using the cream outweigh the risks.
Discuss your child's specific risks with your specialist if you are concerned.
Use the cream as directed to get the eczema under control ... then you will be able to use a less potent, safer cream, to keep the eczema at bay.
All the best.
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- Side Effects of Clobetasol (detailed)
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