Eumovate is used to help reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems. These skin problems include eczema, dermatitis, nappy rash and insect bites. It can also be used to reduce inflammation of the outer ear.
It is a short-term treatment for inflamed, red, itchy or dry skin. If you are feeling the need to itch, then apply this cream to soothe and repair any affected areas. Eumovate is also available as an ointment.
Eumovate cream contains the active ingredient clobetasone butyrate, which is a type of medicine called tropical corticosteroid.
It acts inside the skin cells to stop the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itching and so helps prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin.
You can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you. Eumovate ointment is not available over the counter.
Eczema is likely to be caused by a combination of things. People with this condition often have very dry skin because their skin is unable to retain much moisture. This dryness may make the skin more likely to react to certain triggers, causing it to become red and itchy.
Dermatitis occurs when your skin reacts to a particular substance. This can be either a substance that directly damages the outer layer of skin. Or an allergen that causes your immune system to respond in a way that affects the skin.
Do not apply the cream or ointment to broken or infected areas of skin, unless the infection is also being treated. It is recommended that you do not apply it to the face unless you have been instructed to do so by your doctor. If you are using this treatment on your face, do not use for more than 5 days.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways.
Eumovate cream and ointment are generally well tolerated and side effects are very rare when it is applied sparingly, no more than twice a day. If you experience any signs of allergic reactions, such as burning, itching or redness of the skin after applying the cream, stop using and contact your doctor.
Eumovate cream is not an ointment, Eumovate ointment is also available but is a prescription only medicine.
Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the affected area(s) of skin once or twice a day, as directed by your doctor.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25 degrees.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tube or carton after (EXP). The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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