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If you experience itching and inflammation caused by certain skin conditions, a healthcare provider may recommend using Olux. Specifically, this prescription medicine is approved to treat conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Possible off-label uses may include the treatment of conditions that do not involve itching or inflammation.

What Is Olux Used For?

Olux® (clobetasol propionate foam) is a prescription skin medication. It comes in two different forms: a regular foam (Olux) or an alcohol-free emollient foam (Olux-E).
Regular Olux is approved to treat inflammation and itching of the scalp due to various conditions, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, or seborrhea. It is also approved to treat mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis of the body, except on the face, underarms, or groin areas. It is not approved to treat any other condition of the body (such as atopic dermatitis).
Olux-E is approved to treat inflammation and itching of the skin due to various conditions (presumably of the body, not the scalp, because the emollient formula is probably too greasy for use on the head). It should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin areas. Some of the conditions which Olux-E might be effective for include but are not limited to:
Olux products are recommended for short-term use only, and the dosing instructions for each particular product must be followed carefully. Using too much or using it too long may cause serious side effects (see Olux Side Effects). Olux should not be used for more than two weeks.
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