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topical steroid medication

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Inhibit Calcineurin: There is another group of topical drugs that are not steroids, and are very effective for eczema. These are called calcineurin inhibitors and include ... Read More
Dr. Javier Chinen
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Petrolleum jelly: Keeping the skin moist is one of the most important measures. Both ointments and lotions can do this, ointments are more effective, but less friendly ... Read More
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath ... Read More

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not here: This is a information site where docs volunteer their time to answer medical questions. Any fees support site maintenance. If you read the multiple di ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
The basics: You can't fix normal. If you treat an issue you have accepted the idea that it is not. A geographic tongue is normal. If you want to treat it do as yo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lichen planopilaris is a "scarring" alopecia, in which hair follicles are damaged and form scar tissue, leading to permanent hair loss in affected are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The use of topical steroids is for a variety of cutaneous, mucosal and occular conditions to name a few. This also includes your pets. They are sa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
You Can't: Topical steroids are by prescription only in us.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: One's primary care doctor, dermatologist, or allergist who is taking care of the problem needing steroids would be the person to ask. How often to use ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: There is minor absorption of topical steroid through the skin. This is usually in very small amounts and is not enough to cause any real issues. Howev ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Topical steroids: It is not advisable to apply more than one topical steroid at a time. Firstly, using more than one will increase the amount of steroids absorbed by th ... Read More

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