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how long to use steroid cream

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: As long as necessary. For a temporary condition less than a week. For chronic conditions several weeks if necessary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: You may see very slight improvement in as little as four hours after application. More noticeable improvement will be noted after 1 to 2 days.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Not long: About 2-4 weeks.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Depends on what type of allergic reaction you are encountering and whether you are still exposed. To the allergen. I presume your problem is from som ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yakub Pothiawala
25 years experience Family Medicine
Cream: Any cortisone related cream should not be used for long time, but to get better answer consult dermatologist.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
For a long time: Products like Protopic are used most effectively and safely if they are used intermittently along with other alternate treatments such as topical ster ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Usually it can be used until your area of psoriasis. Has been cleared up.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Treats symptom: Aristocort (triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid that decrease the inflammation due to the eczematous process. In essence it relieves the symptoms, but ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Action time.: You should see some relief within 48 hours.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask the prescriber: Like all antibiotics, complete the course of treatment prescribed by your doctor in order to prevent the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Kenalog (triamcinolone) Spray: A two-second application, which covers an area approximately the size of the hand, delivers an amount of triamcinolone acetonide needed for the scalp. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
18 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No definite timeline: Stretch marks, or striae distensae, behave like scars in that they are the result of skin expansion that stretches the skin leading to skin injury wit ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Do you mean looser?: Cream is uised to loosen foreskin iF & when foreskin is too tight to retract easily, i.e corrects phimosis. It does not make foreskin shorter. Pul ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The cream is quickly absorbed into the skin. You cannot wash it off.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A day or so: Topical steroids typically have an effect within a day or so depending upon the condition being treated and the severity.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Won't work: The cream you mention is a steroid cream meant for inflammatory, itching skin eruptions, and not for vitiligo.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Vanos is a high potency topical steroid. It may be applied after steroid injections if there is still an active, scaly, inflammatory process on the s ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
7 days max: Never use steroids on face, neck or mucus membranes, for more than 7 days without medical supervision, to prevent side effects like steroid-induced ac ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 days: If no improvement is noticed in 3 days, please see your doctor for a reevaluation. Feel better
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Day or so: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream like all corticosteroids to become effective needs to be transported into the cytoplasm of the cell where it binds th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Usually OK: Not for long periods in folds of skin or on face.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad choice: This will just make you look worse. Acne is best treated with topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. All ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Transition Off: If you are clear, you can go to application every other day, then taper slowly over the next week. Also, there are "non-steroid" creams/ointments cal ... Read More
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