Betamethasone 0.1%

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Betamethasone skin treatments are used to treat itching, swollen and irritated skin. They can help with conditions such as eczema, contact dermatitis and psoriasis as it reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions.

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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:
  • Eczema
  • Lupus
  • Arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammation of the tendons or joints


  • You must not dress the area under treatment with a bandage or clothing unless instructed by your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor of any underlying allergic or medical conditions
  • Inform your doctor of any prescription medication you may be taking.
  • Inform your doctor of your pregnancy and breastfeeding status
  • Do not use Betamethasone after its expiry date
  • Do not use Betamethasone near a flame, heat or when smoking
  • Betamethasone is only meant for external use, therefore, you must observe caution so that it is not accidentally ingested, placed in the eyes, injured, bruised, wounded or sensitive skins. If it does get on these areas, thoroughly clean them with water.


  • You must follow the directions given by your doctor when using Betamethasone.
  • If you are self-medicating, you must read and follow the instructions provided on the prescription label.
  • Wash your hands and dry them thoroughly before and after using Betamethasone.
  • Apply a thin layer of the medication evenly on the affected area, spread it and rub gently.
  • Keep rubbing until the medication clears. You must not rinse it off immediately for optimum results.
  • When using Betamethasone on the diaper area of an infant, avoid using tight-fitting pants or diapers.


  • The active ingredient in Betamethasone is betamethasone dipropionate
  • The inactive ingredients are propylene glycol, propylene glycol stearate, white petrolatum, and white wax.

Side Effects

  • Redness and itchiness of the skin
  • Blistering or stinging
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Small bumps on the skin
  • Thinning of the skin