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Side effects for topical steroid creams?

Side effects for topical steroid creams?

Atrophy, striae: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Is lupin oral steroids?

Is lupin oral steroids?

Nope: Lupin pharmaceuticals will be introducing a corticosteroid nasal spray in the us for adults and teenagers. The active ingredient is the same corticosteroid used in Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ and is indicated for seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis. Lupin is also a flowering plant whose only allergy relevance is that flour made from lupin when eaten may trigger anaphylaxis in persons allergic to peanut. Wow! ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?

Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?

Allergy nasal sprays: Steroid injections are not appropriate treatments for seasonal allergies. Usually, a combination of antihistamines and nasal sprays can be helpful. Steroid nasal sprays reduce inflammation inside the nose in order to allow improved breathing. They must be used daily and they take about 1 week to achieve peak efficacy. ...Read more

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Do nasal steroids such as Nasonex (mometasone) absorb systemically?

Do nasal steroids such as Nasonex (mometasone) absorb systemically?

Yes: But when used as prescribed, the amount absorbed is very minute and exerts practically no biologic effect outside of the nose. It was suspected to lead to cataracts but this has not been proven. ...Read more

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Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determine rhinitis subtype (allergic, vasomotor, infectious, etc.). Good luck! ...Read more

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Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation. ...Read more

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In treatment of ocular conditions, are topical steroids contraindicated in little children?

Depends: On the ocular condition. If an ophthalmologist prescribes a steroid drop then it would be fine. In general, I do not as a pediatrician, prescribe steroid eye drops without the input of the eye specialist. ...Read more

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Can oral spray anabolic steroids work?

Can oral spray anabolic steroids work?

Maybe: What do you want them to do? Can they increase your androgen level so that your testicles are shut off, you become dependent on them, and infertile? Yes. Are they illegal for use in athletic performance enhancement? Yes. Are there any studies demonstrating long term safety or efficacy? No. If you fool with mother nature, mother nature will bite you in the a..... ...Read more

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I have myopathy due to my use of topical steroids for dermatitis. Now i got tired from long standing or short distant walking.What shall I do to cure?

I have myopathy due to my use of topical steroids for dermatitis. Now i got tired from long standing or short distant walking.What shall I do to cure?

Exercise!: Incrementally increase your effort as you endurance improves. Any sporting activity, inlcuding walking is good. But get a heart rate monitor and subtract your age in years from 220 and then multiply this times 0.7. This heart rate will be reached with appreciably little speed, if you are deconditioned. As your endurance improves you will be able to walk faster and farther to achieve that hr. ! ...Read more

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How can I prevent a rebound affect after using topical steroids?

How can I prevent a rebound affect after using topical steroids?

Short term use: If you use a topical steroid for a short period of time 1-2 weeks, you should have no problem. For someone with a chronic history of topical steroids, more than a month a few times each day, try slowly stopping called "tapering" off the medicine. Decrease to once a day for two weeks, then every other day for a few weeks, then you should be able to stop with no problem. ...Read more

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

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