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I was prescribed Desowen years ago for dry skin on my lips.

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i was prescribed Desowen years ago for dry skin on my lips. The condition would only occur a few times a year and the Desowen (Desonide)handled it very quickly. Is there an over the counter equivalent? I use it so infrequently that my bottle expired years ago and the dermatologist won't write a new script without an office visit which I really don't need. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Drugdad replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for the question.
There is no substitute over the counter for desonide. The closest thing would be hydrocortisone but I wouldn't recommend it for your lips. You can try Aquaphor Lip, it is one of the best over the counter treatment for dry lips.

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