Fluticason or Cutivate against Eczema

Fluticason or fluticasone propionate cream is referred to as Cutivate. Available in a generic form, Cutivate is a topical steroid cream to treat eczema as well as psoriasis and skin conditions brought on by an allergic reaction.

Many children and young adults feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of their face, arms, hands, or legs when eczema becomes part of their daily lives. Parents and caregivers seek the aid from medical professionals to search for answers to combat this condition. One direction that medical professionals point towards is using a topical cream to treat eczema. A topical cream is applied to the areas where eczema is prominent.

When a flare-up of eczema occurs, Cutivate can help soothe the inflamed skin and reduce the urge to itch or dig into the skin for relief. Cutivate is not prescribed for individuals who have an extreme case of acne, rosacea, chicken pox or viral infection such as herpes.

Side Effects

  • Mild skin disturbances: itching, drying, and peeling
  • Discoloration or changes in skin color
  • Pimples
  • Crusting of the skin
  • Stretching or thinning of the skin
  • Development of rash around mouth


  • Children 12 years and older:  Apply a thin layer on affected areas once or twice daily.
  • Not recommended for 12 years or younger, unless by advice from a medical professional.


Although Cutivate may not pose a risk of developing an interaction with drugs or other topical applications, inform a medical professional about the medical or prescription history of the child or young adult such as over-the-counter products, herbal remedies, and vitamins.


Cutivate has been effective with alleviating the severe itching as it relates to eczema. This topical steroid does not cause drowsiness because this medication does not have an antihistamine included in the compound. When Cutivate is put on the skin, there is a minimal risk of the absorption into the bloodstream.
As with any medication, medical professionals warn patients about the dangers of developing a severe allergic reaction. Allergic reactions to medications include swelling of lips, face and mouth, break out of hives, and inability to breathe normally.

Symptoms to recognize if a child or young adult has drawn too much of fluticasone through the skin include:

  • Aches in the head or back
  • Difficulty with sleeping
  • Problems with eyes and vision disturbances
  • Increase in blood sugar (extreme hunger and thirst, urine output, dry skin, and drowsiness)
  • Plumping of the face
  • Lethargy
  • Deficiency in movement of muscles

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