Betnovate Ointment

1 tube


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Side Effects

Q & A

Eczema is a skin condition usually found in children. It is also known as atopic dermatitis. Due to inflammation, the skin becomes itchy, dry, and red. It can appear over any part of the body. Eczema is a chronic problem for many people. It runs in families, but is not contagious. Eczema is not curable, but the treatment tends to heal the damaged skin. It also reduces further symptoms.

Betnovate Ointment treats serious inflammatory skin problems such as eczema. It contains betamethasone valerate (steroids). This medicine helps to minimize inflammation, swelling, and irritation. However, do not use this ointment for a very long time unless recommended by a doctor. Betnovate cannot cure eczema skin conditions, but it surely reduces the symptoms. You will be prescribed betnovate ointment if the affected area is dry because ointment has a higher concentration of oil base. This ointment is not advisable for infants.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Wash your hands before and after application
  • Apply once or twice a day, or as prescribed by the doctor
  • Apply a thin layer and rub gently until the ointment is absorbed into the skin
  • If using twice, reduce the application as your skin gets better
  • If you do not see positive results in 2-4 weeks, see your doctor

Common Side Effects

  • Burning sensation
  • Pain
  • Mild irritation
  • itching

Rare Side Effects - If you observe any of the following side effects, see your doctor immediately.

  • Rashes
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Allergic reactions
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Raised bumps with pus
  • Stretch marks
  • Weight gain or slow growth
  • Blood vessels under the skin layer may become prominently visible
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • High blood pressure

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Can eczema be cured?

NO. There is currently no cure that exists which can completely cure eczema. You can, however, opt towards treatment or undertake self-care techniques (such as keeping skin cleansed) which can often reduce symptoms and keep them at bay.

Is it contagious?

Eczema is not contagious in any way. If a child becomes infected they should not be restrained from interacting with friends or other people.

If infected, where would eczema become visible?

If an infant was to become infected, they would primarily be affected in the areas which are most exposed, such as the cheeks, forehead, and chin. In children who become infected, it’d be between folds of skin where eczema would usually sprout; such areas include the elbows, hands, neck, torso and behind the knees. In adults, it is the face, neck and/or hands that will become infected.

What happens to eczema when a child grows older?

A child who suffers from eczema should generally see their infection fade after the age of seven; this is applicable to 80% of fitting cases. However, it is likely that they will still suffer from a persistently dry skin throughout their lives. It’s possible for a significantly stressful event/conflict to cause eczema to reappear in the future.

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