I'm suffering from some rather nasty atopic dermatitis on both feet; it's sufficiently itchy that I've torn a lot of the skin off, and I wake at night finding myself already scratching.
For treatment, my GP has prescribed Clobetasol 0.05% topical steroid. She advised me to put the cream on, then wrap my feet in cling film or similar to keep it close to the skin and prevent it from rubbing off. However, the information insert that came with the medication itself says in big, bold letters "Clobetasol propionate cream and ointment should not be used with occlusive dressings".
My understanding is that an occlusive dressing is what my GP was talking about, wrapping my feet in cling film to keep the cream in contact with the skin. Which advice should I follow - the ointment, or the doctor?