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Dr. Bridget
Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist
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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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I am looking for an over the counter equivalent for desonide

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Hi ,
JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I am looking for an over the counter equivalent for desonide 0.05%. I use it on my face. Can you help?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have seen a dr. I am currently using clindamycin phosphate lotion as well. Bot are prescriptions. However, I have run out of the dedesonide cream and can not wait the weekend for my refill. Please help?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No medication allergies. Currently use clindamycin phosphate lotion daily.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no other med history me please.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! I'm Dr. Bridget.

There is only one over the counter steroid cream available (desonide is a steroid): Hydrocortisone. It comes in a 0.5% or 1% strength. I recommend the 1%.

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