|Short description Temovate (Clobetasol) is a corticosteroid used to reduce itching, redness and swelling associated with many skin conditions. Temovate is a topical steroid. It reduces or inhibits the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Generic Temovate is used to treat inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema and psoriasis. Temovate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.