It is used to treat a variety of inflammatory, allergic, or itchy skin disorders such as those below. It’s prescribed when milder corticosteroids haven’t been effective.
Eczema of various types.
Skin inflammation due to allergies or irritants (allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis).
Inflammatory skin condition with greasy, red, and scaly areas (seborrhoeic dermatitis).
Thickened skin rash caused by excessive scratching to relieve itching (neurodermatitis, eg lichen simplex).