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A 29-year-old male asked:

Since stopping topical steroids i have eczema in places i never had. can steroids cause a withdrawal or worsening of eczema?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
The answer: YES!: The problem is that all asteroids are systemically absorbed, some more so than others. Stopping steroids is always associated with rebound. Look for alternatives with your doc! same is true for psoriasis!

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Last updated May 17, 2015

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