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How long to use steroid cream

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: As long as necessary. For a temporary condition less than a week. For chronic conditions several weeks if necessary.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of steroid (potency of the steroid), the location on the body being treated (face vs trunk), and the condition being treated. ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
No guidelines: The thing you worry about is the effect of the steroids absorbed thru the skin on your body. I m not aware of any tapering down guidelines. I would de... Read More
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Consultation: Talk to a dermatologist, and have them evaluate your particular condition so as to have the treatment targeted to your real situation. The steroid cr... Read More
Dr. James Budd
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Why?: Varying potency of steroid creams, but generally should not use any for more than two weeks at a time. Some absorption into the system is unavoidable... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
Dermatology 51 years experience
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Varies: This varies based on your skin type, location of the rash, and the specific cream being used.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Temperature on Meds: Your Triamcinolone is likely fine after being in the cold car all night. But if you are concerned, call a pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 39 years experience
Topical Steroids: Steroids can thin the skin, dilate the blood vessels and cause stretch marks.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 36 years experience
A few options: The main non-steroidal topical rxs for psoriasis are dovonex and vectical, which are synthetic vitamin d analogues, and tazorac (tazarotene), a vitami... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Are you sure you: Have poison ivy on your penis? Wouldn't expect it just to be on the penis. Please have this medically evaluated. General info on addressing poison ivy... Read More
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Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Skin thinning: It can cause skin atrophy and easy bruisibility hence petechia.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Could: Steroid dampen the infection fighting ability of skin and steroid cream may contribute to infection of the hair follicles. For good health - Have a di... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Won't: work!! Obtain a urology consultation ..sounds like a circumcision is iindicated.... My opinion only! Dr Z

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