How do I choose from ointment, cream, or lotion?
Rinderon Vs comes in three types of formulations: ointment, cream, and lotion. Each formulation has its strengths and weaknesses. By referring to them, choose the appropriate one according to your skin condition.
|Base||Oil||Emulsion of water and oil||Emulsion of water and oil
(※ it contains more water than cream)
|Irritating property||Weak||Stronger than ointment||Stronger than ointment.|
|Stickiness||Strong||As it contains water, it spreads well and is less sticky||Less sticky than ointment and cream.|
|Skin absorption||Slower than cream||Easy to be absorbed||More easily absorbed than ointment.|
|Affected areas appropriate for use||Can be applied to all affected areas under any conditions.
Can be applied to patients who have sensitive skin because it is less irritating.
|Suitable for application mainly to dry areas.
Not suitable to oozy lesions or areas with wounds.
|Suitable for hairy areas such as the scalp, where it is difficult to apply ointment and cream. Not suitable for oozy lesions or areas with wounds|
|Advantages and disadvantages||Keeps the skin moist and protects the skin.||With its fresh and good feeling, often switched from ointment in summer but easily washed off by sweat.||It spreads well and gives a fresh and good feeling when used. It contains a lot of water and easily evaporates, so it is easy to use when your body is sweaty in summer.|
- FAQ about topical steroids
- 01 About how many times should it be applied a day?
- 02 What should you be careful about at the time of application?
- 03 Can it be applied on pregnant (possibly pregnant) women?
- 04 About how long should the duration of use be?
- 05 What is the minimum age for use of it?
- 06 About how much of the drug should be used?
- 07 How strong is the drug effect?
- 08 Does it have any side effects?
- 09 Are there any areas on which it cannot be applied?
- 10 Are there any areas that need special care for use?
- 11 It is mentioned that “Do not apply it over a large area on your face.” How large is a “large area?”
- 12 It is mentioned that “Do not apply it continuously for a long period.” How long is a “long period?”
- 13 It is mentioned that “Consult a specialist if the affected area is large.” What is considered a large area?
- 14 The symptoms are getting better after 5 or 6 days of use, but they still remain. How long can I keep using it?
- 15 When a moisturizer and a topical steroid are applied together, which should be applied first?
- 16 I developed an itchy/painful/swollen/hot to touch/red skin patch on my arm about a week after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Can I use Rinderon Vs for this rash?
- 17 How do I choose from ointment, cream, or lotion?