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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in 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

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
You Can't: Topical steroids are by prescription only in us.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not enough info: What condition are you talking about?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in 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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