Clobetasol is prescribed for treating various skin and scalp conditions that result in itching, dryness, swelling, crusting, redness, and inflammation. It can be purchased in the form of a cream or ointment for use on the skin, and in the form of lotion for application to the scalp. It is normally used once or twice daily. Before application, clean the affected area thoroughly, allow to dry, and gently rub in the medication until it is fully absorbed into the skin. It is sold under the trade names, Clobevate, Cormax, Cormax Scalp Application, Embeline E, Olux, Temovate, Temovate E, and Temovate Scalp Application.