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A 45-year-old member asked:

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you give me some advice about eczema steroid cream alternatives?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
WHY???: Do you mean that you hope to control eczema without any cortisone cream? Soaking in water, then application of emollient (ceramide is best) is standard. For the face we use calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus ointment instead of steroids. Otherwise topical steroids are the most important therapy. They are very safe and very effective. What is your problem?
A 34-year-old member asked:

What if I use the steroid cream more than what dr said to use for eczema?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Overuse of steroid : Ur skin could get thinned out from overusage of steroid creams.Check wiht ur doc for the potencuy of the cream and if u need tooveruse the current one it may nbot be helping u. See a dermatologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
As little as possibl: The weakest one that works. Topical steroids decrease inflammation but do not cure, therefore they need to usually be reused. Local and possible systemic side effects are related to strength and amount. Additionally certain part of integument (skin) are moore sensitive, such as the face and vulvar areas. So use the lowest potency, least amount for shortest duration possible.
Last updated Dec 29, 2016


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