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can topical steroids like trimovate still be used a few years after the expiration date?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How many: If it is a year or so, it is probably okay. If it is more than two, then it may not be effective. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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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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Liposuction can be used to address lipomas, but there is a much higher risk of recurrence than with a surgically removed lipoma.
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