Clobetasol is a topical cream medication that treats itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation and discomfort of various skin disorders. This medication is most commonly used to treat eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rashes. It is a very strong and potent form of corticosteroid.
It comes in the form of cream for use on skin and lotion for use on scalp. Clobetasol is used once or twice a day. It is used exactly as directed by the prescription label. Do not use more or less of it.
Like most topical medications, make sure to clean the infected area thoroughly before gently rubbing the medication in until most of it disappears. Wash your hands immediately after applying the medication. Clobetasol can cause harmful effects if it is absorbed into your body.
Other side effects include itching, burning, or irritation on the area treated. Brand names of Clobetasol include Cormax, Clobevate, Embeline, Olux, and Temovate.