A 35-year-old male asked:
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can using a topical steroid cream such as fluocinonide everyday for 6-months cause kidney stone to form?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Steroid topical creams in general have a negligeable systemic absorption to cause any systemic side effects. The side effects are mostly local over the area applied over a long term period.
Answered on Oct 18, 2015
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Kidney stones: There is no known relation between topical glucocorticosteroid use and kidney stones.
Answered on Oct 18, 2015

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