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Although halobetasol comes in two forms (a cream and ointment), both are used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions in adults and children as young as 12 years old. Some approved uses for halobetasol include the treatment of poison ivy, seborrhea, and eczema. Both forms of this steroid medicine work by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system.
An Overview of Uses for HalobetasolHalobetasol propionate (Ultravate®) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
Halobetasol is approved to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids. It is important to note that this drug is a highly potent steroid. As such, it is recommended for short-term use only (for two weeks or less), and people must be careful to avoid using more than 50 grams per week. Using too much or using it too long may cause serious side effects (see Halobetasol Side Effects).