Psoriasis is a condition that affects the life cycle of skin cells. The condition causes cells to build up rapidly on the skin, causing itchy and dry red patches or thick, silvery scales. Psoriasis can cause pain in the joints, thickened nails and itching, burning or soreness. It is a persistent, long-term condition that comes in many types depending on where it is found in the body and which symptoms it causes. Psoriasis is related to T-cell immune responses that cause the body to attack healthy skin cells. Clobetasol propionate is used to treat mild to moderate psoriasis. It can help suppress the immune system, which gives the body time to heal. The cream is typically used on sensitive areas during outbreaks to help protect delicate areas of the body such as skin folds or the face.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take clobetasol cream, gel, and ointment or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to clobetasol cream, gel, and ointment. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.