What is Betnovate :
Betnovate contains a medicine called betamethasone valerate. It belongs to a group of medicines called steroids that reduce swelling and irritation. Betnovate is used to help reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
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What is Betnovate used for :
It is used to treat a variety of inflammatory, allergic or itchy skin disorders such as those below. It’s prescribed when milder corticosteroids haven’t been effective.
Eczema of various types.
Skin inflammation due to allergies or irritants (allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis).
Inflammatory skin condition with greasy, red and scaly areas (seborrhoeic dermatitis)
Thickened skin rash caused by excessive scratching to relieve itching (neurodermatitis, eg lichen simplex).
An eruption of hard nodules in the skin accompanied by intense itching (prurigo nodularis).
Skin disorder causing a flat, itchy, violet rash, usually on the wrists, shins, lower back and genitals (lichen planus).
Inflammatory skin disease known as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE).
Intense and widespread reddening of the skin (generalised erythroderma) in combination with oral or injected corticosteroids.
Reactions to insect bites and stings.
How to use Betnovate :
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
- Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently.
- With the lotion, protect the skin from water, clothing, or anything that causes rubbing until the medicine has dried. Also, shake the lotion well before using it.
- Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If the medicine is applied to the diaper area of an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If your doctor ordered an occlusive dressing or airtight covering to be applied over the medicine, make sure you know how to apply it. Occlusive dressings increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin, so use them only as directed. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.