Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Keratosis Pilaris?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Derek H Chu, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents elicit anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties.

Triamcinolone topical ( Oralone, Triderm, Zytopic, Kenalog)

Triamcinolone topical is a moderate-potency steroid with anti-inflammatory properties. It treats inflammatory dermatoses that are responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

Hydrocortisone topical (Cortaid, Cortizone,Westcort)

Hydrocortisone topical is a moderate-potency adrenocorticosteroid derivative suitable for application to skin or external mucous membranes. It has mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid effects, resulting in anti-inflammatory activity.

Mometasone (Elocon)

Mometasone is a moderate-potency steroid with anti-inflammatory properties. It treats inflammatory dermatoses that are responsive to steroids. It inhibits the activity and release of factors responsible for the inflammatory process.


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