dr Tanvi Pal
Pediatric Dermatologist
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Class                     :Example

1 V.high potency: Clobetasol propionate, Halobetasol prop

2 High potency:   Betamethasone diprop, Diflorasone

3 Medium potency ointment: Mometasone / Fluticasone ointments

4 Medium potency creams: Mometasone / Fluticasone creams

5 Lower medium:                 Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%

6 Low potency:                    Desonide cream 0.05%

7 Lowest potency: Hydrocortisone, Hydrocortisone acetate

The point to remember is that in grading of steroids, higher the potency, lower the grading.

In most of the skin conditions, especially in neonates and smaller children use the mildest cream (lowest potency) for the shortest time (maximum 10-14days).


Posted On: 07/06/2019

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