It’s important to realize that Desowen lotion has the potential to cause desonide side effects. For instance, these desonide side effects can happen due to the medication’s steroid nature. As the steroid gets absorbed into the skin, the body can experience side effects related to the steroids. These can include blurry vision, uneven heartbeats, insomnia, weight gain, facial puffiness, and fatigue. If you notice any of these, stop using Desowen lotion and get in touch with your doctor right away.
You should do the same if you experience severe skin redness in the area where you’ve applied Desowen lotion or signs of a skin infection, such as swelling, redness, warmth, or oozing.
More common desonide side effects you may encounter involve stinging or burning treated skin, itching, dry skin, scaly skin, peeling skin, acne, rashes, stretch marks, the lightened color of treated skin, and folliculitis.