In controlled clinical trials involving 319 subjects, the incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of Mometasone Furoate Cream % was %. Reported reactions included burning, pruritus, and skin atrophy. Reports of rosacea associated with the use of Mometasone Furoate Cream % have also been received. In controlled clinical trials (n=74) involving pediatric subjects 2 to 12 years of age, the incidence of adverse experiences associated with the use of Mometasone Furoate Cream % was approximately 7%. Reported reactions included stinging, pruritus, and furunculosis.
The following adverse reactions were reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with Mometasone Furoate Cream % during clinical trials in 4% of 182 pediatric subjects 6 months to 2 years of age: decreased glucocorticoid levels, 2; paresthesia, 2; folliculitis, 1; moniliasis, 1; bacterial infection, 1; skin depigmentation, 1. The following signs of skin atrophy were also observed among 97 subjects treated with Mometasone Furoate Cream % in a clinical trial: shininess, 4; telangiectasia, 1; loss of elasticity, 4; loss of normal skin markings, 4; thinness, 1; and bruising, 1.
UPDATE – the GAPS diet is working! Going gluten-free was not enough for me as I did have leaky gut syndrome. I know, it sounds like I made it up, but Google it! I promise I didn’t. It’s where the lining of the gut is damaged and particles of undigested food and toxins leak out into the bloodstream, causing widespread inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of many ailments and diseases. I was very overwhelmed to start it, so I skipped the intro part and went to the full GAPS diet. Once I removed sugar and all grains from my diet (I was already almost dairy-free), my eczema started to clear up. Now I only get outbreaks on my hands when I cheat and eat something with sugar or grains. The only dairy I’m eating is that which is allowed on the diet – colby and cheddar cheese, but in small amounts. I drink a lot of coconut milk, too. Nuts also really bother me (even when they are soaked and fermented), which is an indication to me that my gut lining is still not healed and sealed, so I plan to start the intro diet in the next week or so. I wrote more about it in my post, How I Switched from Processed Food to Real Food and the GAPS Diet .
It is important to use the correct amount of topical steroid for your eczema, as instructed by your healthcare professional. Topical steroids should be applied with clean hands so that the skin just glistens. It can sometimes be difficult to judge how much steroid to use and there are guidelines on the amount required to cover body areas that are affected by eczema. These are based on the Finger Tip Unit (FTU), and explained in detail in our fact sheet which you can download as a pdf from the related documents to the right of this page.