Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
154 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for skin darkening after using dermovate

Hi I have been using dermovate cream to reduce inflammation of a scar on my arm for approximately 3 weeks. Around the area my skin has become darker and dry and has the appearance of bruising. I have olive skin. what can I do to help get rid of this? Thanks .
Sat, 21 Nov 2020
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Dermovate contains the active ingredient clobetasol which is a steroid medicine used to reduce inflammation. It is used in short courses to treat severe inflammatory skin disorders where other corticosteroids haven't been effective such as eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erthematosus etc.

When Dermovate for prolonged periods of time on the skin and under dressings that don't breathe, it is possible that enough medication will absorb into the bloodstream to cause unwanted local side effects like burning, dryness, itching, irritation of skin, skin color changes or darker skin, unusual bruising, thinning of skin, visible lines, small blood vessels under the skin etc. Hence, it is advisable to use this medication only for brief periods only and to stop using it as soon as the problems clears. If you experience such type of local side effects, immediately inform your doctor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Recent questions on Bruise


Suggest treatment for skin darkening after using dermovate

Hi, Dermovate contains the active ingredient clobetasol which is a steroid medicine used to reduce inflammation. It is used in short courses to treat severe inflammatory skin disorders where other corticosteroids haven t been effective such as eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erthematosus etc. When Dermovate for prolonged periods of time on the skin and under dressings that don t breathe, it is possible that enough medication will absorb into the bloodstream to cause unwanted local side effects like burning, dryness, itching, irritation of skin, skin color changes or darker skin, unusual bruising, thinning of skin, visible lines, small blood vessels under the skin etc. Hence, it is advisable to use this medication only for brief periods only and to stop using it as soon as the problems clears. If you experience such type of local side effects, immediately inform your doctor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician