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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Steroid creams can make it worse, because fungi love steroids. You need an antifungal cream.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Just on the skin around the eye lids is fine. Not meant for use on the eye itself.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Poor choice: For dry/chapped lips while on Claravis you do not need a cortisone steroid. Use chapstick. vaseline, Aquaphor to frequently grease your lips. You may ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Mild corticosteroid: It work by stimulating the synthesis of enzymes to decrease inflammation, suppress mitotic activity and cause vasoconstriction. You should realize tha ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: For a few days. How do you know it is an allergic reaction? Contact? Reacting to what? Cellulitis is a serious infection, not an allergy. Best see a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye Pressure check!: Desonide is a topical corticosteroid that may cause your intraocular pressure to increase, resulting in glaucomatous nerve damage. If you need to use ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: sometimes topical steroids can cause mild acne in the area where applied
A 41-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Desonide is a mild topical steroid often used for steroid-responsive skin diseases in more sensitive skin areas like the face. It should be used inte ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
RECTAL ITCH: A VERY COMMON COMPLAINT. CUT DOWN ON SPICY FOODS. DO YOU HAVE HEMORRHIOIDS? DIARRHEA? FUNGOUS OR YEAST INFECTIONS? PINWORMS, OR PARASITE INFECTION? WA ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Maybe: Desonide is a steroid cream, which can improve inflammation. If the hyper pig is due to inflammation the desonide might help, but it won't lighten th ... Read More

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