Desonide topical may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- stinging, burning, irritation, peeling, dryness, and redness of the skin
- tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
- small white or red bumps on the skin
- change in skin color
Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
- redness, swelling, oozing pus or other signs of skin infection in the place where you applied desonide
- severe rash
Children who use desonide may have an increased risk of side effects including slowed growth and delayed weight gain. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of applying this medication to your child's skin.
Desonide may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.