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A 16-year-old female asked:

is benzoyl peroxide a steroid?

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Dr. Stephen Greenberg
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
No: No it is not a steroid.

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Can sickle cell anemia retard a child's growth? Can steroids help?

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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
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Yes. Steroids-no: Growth failure and delayed puberty are common in children with scd. Most have detectable growth retardation that affects weight more than height by the age of two years. Tratment with Hydroxyurea early and close f/u is necessary.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could steroids make the heart flutter?

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Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Not directly: The sensation of palpitations is fairly common and steroids (depending on the type, potency, and route of administration) have many possible adverse effects, including some cardiovascular ones. However, it is more likely that the underlying condition for which you are receiving the steroids, or associated conditions, may be the root cause of the "flutter". If persistent, talk to your doctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How am I supposed to apply clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream?

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Apply thin layer. .: to all areas of the skin that have acne after gently cleansing the skin and drying. It works both to reduce redness and swelling of active lesions, but also helps to open the pores and prevent further pimples. As it may be drying, start with once daily for a few weeks, and then increase to twice or three times daily if well tolerated. It can be used on both face and back but avoid your eyes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream used for?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) Ultra: is an over the counter acne product that contains 2% salicylic acid. It is marketed as a product to be used for rapid reduction in size and redness of a large pimple.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can multiple lipomas be treated safely w/ steroid injection. I have 50+ & don't want scars. I can live with most but many are large & uncomfortable.?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not really: Steroid injections will not dissolve lipomas. If you have 50+ they may not be lipomas, some times subcutaneous neurofibromas look like lipomas, you should have biopsy of one lesion to establish diagnosis, these lesions run in families other alternative see a cosmatic surgeon, for possible removal like liposuction.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Liposuction can be used to address lipomas, but there is a much higher risk of recurrence than with a surgically removed lipoma.
Aug 17, 2012

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