Can you use Desonide cream for inflammation in the lips?

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Posted on Wed, 6 Mar 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: can you use desonide ointment .05% on lips that are inflammed
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regarding the use of steroid cream on the lips.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Desonide 0.05% cream is a mild topical steroid. It can be used for a short duration of 7-10 days to settle down inflammation but it should not be used long term or regularly over lips. You may use a moisturizing lip balm containing SPF, regularly after a week of Desonide application.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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