What is Betamethasone 0.1%?
It is a medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of a variety of skin and scalp conditions that cause inflammation and itchiness. Betamethasone helps to alleviate the symptoms that are associated with various skin conditions.
How Does Betamethasone Work?
The skin is the largest organ in the body that covers and protects other body organs from dehydration, bacteria and environmental temperatures. However, the skin can get irritated by stimuli, resulting in unpleasant reactions. The stimuli that can lead to the development of skin diseases can be a result of lifestyle behaviors, insect bites, viruses, genetics and environmental factors.
When the body recognizes an inflammation, it releases chemicals that may cause the blood vessels to enlarge, resulting in swelling, itching and redness. Betamethasone works by preventing the release of these chemical substances that cause inflammation and swelling on the skin.
What Betamethasone Treats
Some of the symptoms that can be treated by Betamethasone include:
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Allergic reactions
- Inflammation of the tendons or joints