Eumovate Ointment 0.05%

1 tube


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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.

Eumovate Ointment treats inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema. It contains clobetasone butyrate (steroid) which reduces skin inflammation, swelling, and irritation. This cream is not advisable for children under 12 years of age unless prescribed by a doctor. You will be prescribed eumovate ointment if the affected area is dry because ointment has a higher concentration of oil base.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Once or twice a day, or as prescribed by the doctor
  • If using twice, reduce to once a day if the skin starts getting better
  • With clean fingertips, apply a thin layer and gently massage till the ointment is absorbed by the skin
  • Wash your hands immediately
  • If condition doesn’t improve within 7 days of usage, see the doctor
  • It is not advisable to use this ointment for more than 4 weeks

  • Burning sensation
  • Permanent stretch marks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Acne

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Serious allergic reactions
  • Rashes, itching
  • Hair growth on the site of application
  • Weight gain or slow growth
  • Thinning of skin
  • Weakening of bones
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Vision problem
  • 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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