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Using steroids such as ApexiCon E Cream can result in adverse reactions, such as burning, dryness, and increased sweating. In most cases, these problems are generally minor and require little treatment. However, contact your healthcare provider right away if you are using ApexiCon E Cream and develop side effects that are potentially serious, such as ruptured tendons, severe fluid retention, or any type of infection.

An Introduction to ApexiCon E Cream Side Effects

Just like any medicine, ApexiCon® E Cream (diflorasone emollient cream) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ApexiCon E Cream. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of ApexiCon E Cream

Common side effects of topical steroids such as ApexiCon E Cream include (in order from most common to least common):
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Drying
  • Inflammation or infection of the skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • A rash around the mouth
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin, much like skin that is constantly wet
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.
Side effects are more likely to occur when a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication. Do not use a dressing or bandage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
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