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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can misusing of steroid creams on scalp for psoriasis cause permanent hair loss? i sometimes misuse them slightly (but the creams are always prescribed by doctors)?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Misuse of "steroid creams" for treatment of psoriasis, prescribed by a physician will not cause permanent hair loss. Using any prescriptive medication is not a reason to apply same for purposes other than as prescribed.
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