What is Trimovate
Trimovate cream is a medication that is used for treating acne and other inflammatory conditions of the skin. The three main components of Trimovate cream are clobetasone butyrate, oxytetracycline and nystatin. The ingredient clobetasone butyrate is a corticosteroid. This is a chemically produced substance, the synthetic variant is from the adrenal hormone. This has an inhibitory effect on physical reactions to inflammations and infections, for example of the skin, and suppresses the formation of acne. The oxytetracycline substance is an antibiotic that prevents the growth of bacteria. It is added to Trimovate cream because it makes the bacteria that cause skin inflammation harmless. Nystatin is the third active component of the ointment and is an anti-fungal and mold inhibitor.
Trimovate for acne
Combined, the three ingredients clobetasone butyrate, oxytetracycline and nystatin ensure that Trimovate cream is an excellent way to fight eczema, rashes, infections of the skin and especially acne. Clobetasone butyrate reduces the severity of the acne, while oxytetracycline and nystatin have a healing effect on the infected skin surface. In addition, these ingredients prevent that the acne gets the chance to spread. After the to be treated skin is washed clean, Trimovate cream is applied to the affected areas with the fingertips until a thin and evenly distributed layer appears. In order to achieve the desired result, only a minimal amount of the ointment needs to be used once a day. After Trimovate cream is applied, the hands need to be washed thoroughly.
Use Trimovate cream
People who have skin problems like acne and treat this with Trimovate cream, it is advised not to use this product consecutively. A doctor will indicate the period of time when the cream for the treatment of acne may be applied. Generally, it is a period of about seven days. If after one week the acne has not been reduced, the use of Trimovate cream has to be stopped. There is a chance that the skin becomes allergic or overly sensitive to the active components of the cream after a prolonged treatment.
Just like with many other medications, also Trimovate cream has several side effects. These are noted in the past, but do not have to occur with everyone of course who fights his or her acne with the cream. One of the side effects that may occur is a discoloration of the skin's pigment. Of course this will only occur where the Trimovate cream was applied. In addition, the skin may show a hypersensitive reaction with rashes and local hypertrichosis or excessive hair growth may occur.
Due to the intensive effect that Trimovate cream has, the ointment is not suitable for everyone to fight acne symptoms. People who suffer from other bacterial skin infections, fungal infections of the skin and virus infections should refrain from using it. Those who suffer from acne rosacea or other skin diseases is better off to avoid a treatment with Trimovate cream altogether.
Note: pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding should not use the ointment. The last one is because components of Trimovate may end up in the breast milk.