Reducing itching, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions.

Beta-Val cream is a topical corticosteroid. It works by depressing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause swelling, redness, and itching.

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  • Beta-Val
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking betamethasone topical:

    More common:
    Burning, itching, or stinging at the application site
    Less common:
    Hair loss
    thinning of the hair
    Incidence not known:
    Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
    itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
    redness and scaling around the mouth
    thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with betamethasone topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common:
    Acne or pimples
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    Incidence not known:
    Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
    burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
    increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
    lightening of normal skin color
    lightening of treated areas of dark skin
    reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
    softening of the skin
  • (topical cream, topical ointment, topical lotion, topical gel, topical spray, topical foam)