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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Allergic reactions primarily and sometimes the reaction to inert contents of the cream itself.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Decreases inflammat: In general, topical steroids help to decrease the inflammation and redness associated with certain rashes. It is wise to avoid applying such creams to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Atrophy, striae: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and even ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the li ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Triamcinolone: Yes. Triamcinolone is a steroid.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Both are used for eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin ch ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
17 years experience in Pharmacology
Not the Best Choice: Use only medications prescribed by your dermatologist or skin care doctor. I do not recommend using any steroids for acne inflammation; although ther ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Response: Certain rashes are not infections and respond quite well to topical steroids which are less toxic than oral steroids.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Foxx
20 years experience in Pain Management
Kenalog (triamcinolone): Moderately strong.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience in 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: All steroids except those specifically for the eye have that disclaimer. Use as directed and try to limit the exposure to two week intervals but in t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Allergic reaction?: Likely this is some sort of contact allergic reaction. Antibiotics do not usually help this. See your doctor as you may need a course of oral steroi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes.: But use sparingly, and only per a dr's directive. Chronic & excessive use could lighten skin and possibly other problems.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Many Factors Involve: Chronic eczema is often treated with long term use of topical steroids. However, using them in this way requires frequent breaks and good follow up w ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it is: Yes it is a steroid cream often used for poison ivy.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No.: There are many types of steroid creams all work for different stages of eczema or locations. "weak" steroid cream good for face ears and neck, for exa ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Not Available OTC: Triamcinolone ointment is not available OTC in USA
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Yes, you may try ...: Yes, you may try it and see for 1 month. But, if not improving or but worsening, you should see Doc timely. Still remember circumcision is still the d ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: All medications have a recommended shelf life.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Hemarroids: For hemarroids low potency steroid ointment such as Hydrocortisone 1% or 2% is used to reduce inflammation and swelling die to inflammation.
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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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactro ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or sho ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends: If topical steroids are used for short periods then they should be tolerated fine. Some steroids are more potent then others. They can lighthen or dis ... Read More
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