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Can cortisone cause dry cracking skin

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams or ointments can cause discoloration and thinning of the skin.
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Dr. Alexander Dela Llana
23 years experience Family Medicine
Skin atrophy: Yes steroids can potentially cause skin atrophy and hypopigentation of the skin especially if it is used long term.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Cortisone : It can at times if injected into the skin or very close under the skin.
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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Cortisone: There's a possibility of this but very much for unlikely
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Use antifungal: You need to use an antifungal not a cortisone cream.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
NO: Fungus requires an anti fungal steroids can make the infection worse
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Maybe and Yes : Yes to the second questions. Localized skin atrophy can be a side effect of cortisone type medications when injected locally. Image guidance, choice o ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is possible that you have bleeding from a blood vessel and have developed a hematoma. Also the steroid over time can cause skin to breakdown. The ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeast: This could be a yeast infection of the area where moisture is trapped in the folds. Keep it dry and use powder, as well as trying an over the counter ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chloeanne Georgia
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Yes, you may try over the counter cortisone cream; an ointment may be better because it is stickier and stays on the skin longer. You can also try an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Needs re-exam: This really needs to be seen to fully evaluate. There are many possible causes from infectious causes such as yeast and bacteria vs inflammatory skin ... Read More
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