What is Eumovate Eczema and Dermatitis Cream 0.05%?
Eumovate Cream is a treatment for eczema and dermatitis, helping to ease irritation caused by flare-ups. It’s ideal for times when your flare-ups cause inflammation, itching, and redness, helping to relieve these symptoms effectively. Eumovate helps you to break the itch-scratch cycle which can cause your skin more irritation and damage as you manage your eczema or dermatitis.
When would I use Eumovate Cream?
Eumovate Cream is used to treat inflammation caused by flare-ups of eczema or dermatitis. These dry skin conditions can cause inflammation, itching, and redness, which this cream can help to treat and control.
Can I use this product for psoriasis?
If you have psoriasis you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Eumovate. Although topical steroids like this cream can be used as a treatment for mild to moderate psoriasis, it may not be the most suitable treatment for you. If a medical professional does recommend using this product to treat your psoriasis, be sure to use it exactly as they have instructed as you should only use it on small or particularly thick areas of skin.
What are eczema and dermatitis?
Eczema is a dry skin condition that makes your skin feel itchy, dry, and irritated. Dermatitis is a type of eczema that’s triggered when you come into contact with something that irritates your skin, such as harsh soaps or disinfectants. Both can affect either small areas of skin or more widespread areas all over your body, commonly affecting hands, feet, and the insides of elbows or knees. When you have a flare-up of eczema or dermatitis, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Dry skin
- Cracked skin
How will the Clobetasone Butyrate in Eumovate Cream ease my eczema?
The active ingredient in Eumovate Cream is Clobetasone Butyrate, with a strength of 0.05% w/w. Clobetasone is a type of medication called a corticosteroid, which works by suppressing inflammation wherever you apply it. This means that Eumovate reduces symptoms such as redness and itching that are caused by eczema quickly and effectively.
Can I use this cream if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Eumovate or any other medication. Some medications may not be suitable for you at this time, but a medical professional can recommend a treatment that will be right for you.
Can I use this product if I’m using another medication?
If you’re using any other medication you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Eumovate cream. This especially applies if you are taking:
- Other corticosteroids, e.g. eczema cream, asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, nasal sprays, eye or nose drops
- Ritonavir, which is used to treat HIV and AIDS
- Itraconazole, which is used to treat fungal infections
Can I use this cream on my face?
Eumovate cream is not suitable for use on your face. If you have a flare-up of eczema or dermatitis on your face, we recommend that you speak to your doctor or pharmacist so they can recommend a suitable treatment.
How to use this cream
Before using this product, wash and dry your hands. Squeeze out a line of Eumovate Cream along the top of your index finger, measuring from the crease in your finger to halfway to your fingertip. This amount of cream will cover an area around the same size as the palm of your hand, use this measurement as a guide and reduce if you need to treat a smaller area. Gently rub the cream into your skin once or twice a day. Wash your hands after use, unless you are treating your hands.
Can I buy Eumovate over the counter?
You do not need a prescription for Eumovate Cream, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should this product not be used?
Eumovate cream is not suitable for use in children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to clobetasone butyrate or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Do not use on cuts or open wounds. If you experience blurred vision or other vision problems while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor right away. Do not use this product to treat any of the following skin problems:
- Infected skin, e.g. chickenpox, cold sores, herpes, impetigo, athlete’s foot, thrush
- Itchy skin which is not inflamed
- Eczema around a leg ulcer
Do not use this product:
- For large areas of skin
- On the face, groin, genital area, or between the toes
- On open wounds
- Underneath bandages or dressings
Speak to your doctor before using this product if you have:
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
- Used this cream on the same area twice before
Does Eumovate Cream have any side effects?
Like all medications, Eumovate Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, you may be experiencing a serious allergic reaction and should seek immediate medical assistance:
- Skin rashes
- Burning sensation
- Skin infection
If you use too much of this product or use this product for longer than needed you may experience:
- Increased weight
- Moon face/Rounding of the face
- Skin thinning
- Changes to the colour of your skin
- Increased body hair
Other side effects you may experience include:
- A decrease in cortisol in the blood
- Increase in sugar in your blood or urine
- High blood pressure
- Cloudy lens in the eye (cataracts)
- Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
- Weakening of the bones through a gradual loss of mineral (osteoporosis)
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this cream
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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Active ingredient: The cream contains Clobetasone butyrate 0.05% w/w
Other ingredients: Glycerol, glycerol monostearate, cetostearyl alcohol, beeswax substitute 6621, arlacel 165, dimeticone 20, chlorocresol, sodium citrate, citric acid monohydrate and purified water.
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Hello, I was wondering if this cream can be used for phismosis? If not could you recommend a cream instead.
Phimosis is defined as the inability to retract the skin (foreskin or prepuce) covering the head (glans) of the penis.
This cream CANNOT be used for this purpose. I would refer you to reading https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/phimosis/
For the last year I have had eczema/dermatitis on and behind my ears but within days of stopping treatment itâ€™s back again. Is it worth trying something stronger like Eumovate?
Eczema is about trial and error.
It's potentially worth trying something different to see if that reduces the flare-up.
Can This cream be used for a tight frenulum breve?
A short frenulum (also known as frenulum breve) is when the frenulum of the penis is so short that it restricts the movement that the foreskin can make – the frenulum should be long enough to allow the foreskin to retract smoothly, but a short frenulum often makes this impossible. This causes discomfort during sexual intercourse.
The main symptom is difficulty pulling back the foreskin, as well as pain and tension in the penis. This pain increases during sexual intercourse and can tear and cause bleeding because of the concentration of blood in the area.
There are 4 options with regard to treating a tight or torn frenulum:
- Observation: No specific treatment in mild cases. You can use a lubricant during sexual activity to avoid the problem from happening again
- Steroids cream: Steroid cream can resolve the problem in the early stages of scarring. This will need to be prescribed by your doctor.
- Penile Frenuloplasty is simply a foreskin releasing operation. An incision is made transversely on frenulum and re-stitching vertically lengthwise, thus allowing the full release of the frenulum. This will allow you to keep your foreskin, but at the same time to avoid further trauma to the frenulum.
- Circumcision means that the foreskin is removed especially in the association of the tight foreskin with or without BXO. The benefit of circumcision is that once the foreskin is removed then you will not have any issue related to it. However, the head of the penis is exposed permanently after the circumcision which is an irreversible procedure.
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