Dermol is a popular medicine that is also widely known as Hydrocortisone Topical. Dermol belongs to a wide class of medicines known under the name of topical steroids. This type of drugs is known to reduce harmful body chemicals' actions that are responsible for swelling, redness and inflammation. Dermol is effectively prescribed in the treatment of several medical conditions such as Eczema, allergic reactions or psoriasis.
Dermol is a popular drug that is widely prescribed in the treatment of some symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and allergic reactions, such as swelling, redness and inflammation. However, Dermol can also be prescribed in the treatment and in the prevention of some other medical disorders that have not been listed here.
You should not start a treatment with Dermol if you have allergic reactions to hydrocortisone. Dermol should not be prescribed in the treatment of viral, fungal or bacterial skin infections. Dermol is a category C FDA pregnancy medicine. Therefore, if taken during pregnancy, Dermol might harm a growing fetus. If you are pregnant, or if you plan to become pregnant soon, you should not start taking Dermol without your physician's consent. It has not been determined whether Dermol's components can pass into breastmilk or not. However, you should ask your personal doctor if it is safe to start a treatment with Dermol if you are breastfeeding an infant.
You should not cover the skin areas that you have treated with Dermol with a covering (such as a bandage) unless you have been instructed by your personal physician to do so. If you are currently treating a baby's diaper area, you should not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. If you cover the skin area that you are treating with Hydrocortisone Topical, that area will absorb a higher drug amount than normally (this could trigger unwanted side effects). Ask your physician for further advice and recommendations. You should avoid applying Dermol on your face, on body areas where the skin is thin or where the skin folds, near your eyes, etc. You should not give Dermol to a child without first consulting it with a pediatrician, because children are more prone to experiencing Dermol's side effects. You should not stop your treatment with Dermol without your physician's approval even if you start to feel better after a few days. If you feel that your condition is worsening or if it has not improved at all during your treatment with Dermol you should alert your personal doctor as soon as you can.
If you are following a treatment with Dermol, you should apply it exactly how your doctor has told you to (it is forbidden that you deviate from any of them). If you have any further questions regarding the treatment, you should consult a doctor, a pharmacist or a nurse. You can also rely on the instructions that are written on the drug's package.
During your treatment with Dermol, you should carefully wash both your hands after and before you apply the medicine (unless you are applying Dermol to treat a hand medical condition). You should only apply a small drug amount to the affected skin area (rub the drug gently until it is completely absorbed). Dermol should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. It is recommended that you keep Dermol in a place that is far from the reach of pets and children.
It is best that you acquire the dosage of Dermol that suits you best from your personal physician, as it is known to depend on a wide range of factors (it can differ from one patient to another). Do not make any alterations to the dose that was prescribed to you without first consulting it with your personal physician.
If you suspect that you might be suffering from Dermol overdose, you should seek medical care at once. An overdose with Dermol should not produce any life threatening symptoms.
You should avoid missing a dose of Dermol. If you do miss one, you should take it as soon as you recall. If it is time for another dose, simply skip the one that you have missed and proceed with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking extra doses of Dermol without your doctor's approval.
You should seek emergency medical care if you experience allergic reaction symptoms such as: breathing difficulties; hives; swelling of your face, tongue, lips, or throat. You should stop your treatment with Dermol if you experience any of these dangerous (severe) side effects:
- Blurred vision;
- Face puffiness;
- Sleep problems (insomnia);
- Uneven heartbeat;
- Weight gain;
You may continue your treatment with Dermol, but you should seek medical attention if you experience:
- Blistering skin;
- Skin redness, itching, burning, or peeling;
- Skin thinning;
- Stretch marks;
Inform you doctor if you are taking any additional medicines apart from Dermol. He might lower your dosage of Dermol or monitor the way your body reacts to the treatment. Dermol can harmfully interact with other drugs available in pharmacies. Inform your doctor if you are following any other treatments.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Dermol may also be known as:
- Linola-H N;
- Linola-H-Fett N;
- Precortalon aquosum;
- Pred Mild;
- Solu-Decortin H;