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which topical steroid is safe for scalp to use for three months ?

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Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 19 years experience
Seb Derm : Depending on the severity will determine the strength of the topical steroid. Most if the time mid to high potency steroids may be used safely for short periods of time. See your dermatologist

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