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Dr. Foead Geula
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I've noticead red bumps around my pubic area. I was told its folliculitis. I've been on steroid cream for three days and see no improvement.

I've noticead red bumps around my pubic area. I was told its folliculitis. I've been on steroid cream for three days and see no improvement.

Folliculitis: Steroid cream is an unusual treatment for folliculitis, although might be helpful if given along with an antibiotic ointment or pills. If this is self treated, stop the steroid and see your doctor. If prescribed by a doctor, call the office for clarification and ask whether you might also need an antibiotic. The most important thing may be to stop shaving the area. ...Read more

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My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now. Is steroid cream safe option?

My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now. Is steroid cream safe option?

Yes.: Lots of babies get eczema - and steroid creams are 100% safe if used appropriately. First, be sure that you use lots of moisturizer on these areas twice per day - this alone can sometimes fix the problem. If not, mix the moisturizer 50/50 with 1% hydrocortisone, or if you have a prescription cream, use that, and apply. Use the creams generously and consistently - should improve in 10 days. ...Read more

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About 4 red blotches on my face moustache area. Very dry but red when skin flakes off. Tried infection cream and steroid cream. Did not work. Any idea?

Hard to say: It is hard to say exactly what is wrong with you. You could have eczema and the steroid cream you used is not strong enough. You could also have precancerous lesions on your upper lip, if you've had a lot of sun eexposure when you were young. If you have not already seeing a dermatologist I would see one if you can. ...Read more

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How to transition off using steroid cream after 20 years?

Why?: Varying potency of steroid creams, but generally should not use any for more than two weeks at a time. Some absorption into the system is unavoidable. Two major risks of chronic topical steroid -- permanent thinning of exposed skin with cosmetic changes, and chronic suppression of adrenal gland function. Morning adrenal blood test can assess the latter.

Find alternative for skin problem!! ...Read more

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Can a steroid cream cause folliculitis?

Could: Steroid dampen the infection fighting ability of skin and steroid cream may contribute to infection of the hair follicles.
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Practice safe sex.
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What does "topical steroid cream" do?

Decreases inflammat: In general, topical steroids help to decrease the inflammation and redness associated with certain rashes. It is wise to avoid applying such creams to the face, and I would recommend seeing your physician prior to applying any topical steroids. ...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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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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Angular cheilitis - steroid cream or chapstix?

Angular cheilitis - steroid cream or chapstix?

Depends....: Angular chelitis has many causes including vitamin b2 deficiency, candidiasis, malnutrition, cold, herpes etc. The cause of the stomatitis will determine the treatment. Steroid creams will probably exacerbate the condition. Chapstix may help soothe the crack and dryness. ...Read more

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Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info: What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What kind of steroid cream for posiion ivy on weiner?

What kind of steroid cream for posiion ivy on weiner?

Are you sure you: Have poison ivy on your penis? Wouldn't expect it just to be on the penis. Please have this medically evaluated. General info on addressing poison ivy rash: there are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a steroid cream for phimosis?

What should I look for in a steroid cream for phimosis?

Prescription: The creams which work are prescription strength such as 0.1% Betamethasone cream to be applied twice daily for 2 months. There are no side effects and one can expect an 80
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Is that true that steroid cream can cause skin discoloration?

Is that true that steroid cream can cause skin discoloration?

Steroid cream: Using strong steroid creams for prolonged periods of time can cause skin lightening ...Read more

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Dyshidrosis diagnosis not cleared up by steroid cream, what to do?

WHICH CREAM??????: Some steroid creams are 1000X MORE POTENT than others. You left out all the important details. Palms and soles? Foot fungus? Both sides? A dermatologist will help you. Psoriasis? Eczema? Contact? Etc. Usually the super-potent steroids are used. Short courses of 20mg prednisone alternate days for a few doses is often useful. ...Read more

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Can you give me some advice about eczema steroid cream alternatives?

Can you give me some advice about eczema steroid cream alternatives?

WHY???: Do you mean that you hope to control eczema without any cortisone cream? Soaking in water, then application of emollient (ceramide is best) is standard. For the face we use calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus ointment instead of steroids. Otherwise topical steroids are the most important therapy. They are very safe and very effective. What is your problem? ...Read more

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What if I use the steroid cream more than what dr said to use for eczema?

Overuse of steroid: Ur skin could get thinned out from overusage of steroid creams. Check wiht ur doc for the potencuy of the cream and if u need tooveruse the current one it may nbot be helping u. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any one familiar with lichen planus? What can I do to control it besides taking steroids and steroid cream all the time? I need any info on it.

Any one familiar with lichen planus? What can I do to control it besides taking steroids and steroid cream all the time? I need any info on it.

Possibly Turmeric: There’s no sure way to prevent oral lichen planus. Getting underlying medical conditions under control may help oral lichen planus from worsening. Also, avoiding alcohol and tobacco can help reduce your risk of oral cancer, which as been linked to oral lichen planus.
In India studies are showing that Turmeric may be helpful. ...Read more

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Hello, I think I have psoriasis, Tried everything but nothing expect steroid cream while using helps. I want most natural product to help me with this?

Hello, I think I have psoriasis, Tried everything but nothing expect steroid cream while using helps. I want most natural product to help me with this?

Good luck: Topical steroids of varying strengths & topical vitamen D can help mild psoriasis.
Moderate to severe psoriasis &/or psoriatic arthritis can be significantly improved & cleared with biologics.
As 'natural' treatment you can stop smoking & drinking alcohol (if you do either)
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Can I use a steroid cream on acne?

Can I use a steroid cream on acne?

No: Long term use of topical steroids can thin or atrophy delicate facial skin, and will only address some of the inflammatory (red) component of the acne. This treatment does not address the underlying causes. Discuss treatment with yoru dermatolgist who will recommend oral and / or topical creams (ex: retin a, (tretinoin) clindamycin, etc). ...Read more

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What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

As little as possibl: The weakest one that works. Topical steroids decrease inflammation but do not cure, therefore they need to usually be reused. Local and possible systemic side effects are related to strength and amount. Additionally certain part of integument (skin) are moore sensitive, such as the face and vulvar areas. So use the lowest potency, least amount for shortest duration possible. ...Read more

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How to tell if my rash is scabies or something else? It doesn't itch and it comes and goes. I've used scabies cream and steroid cream

How to tell if my rash is scabies or something else? It doesn't itch and it comes and goes. I've used scabies cream and steroid cream

Rash: Best way is to be seen by a dermatologist because you are self diagnosing yourself and treating yourself. In case it is a skin fungus you are not treating it right and by putting steroids you are promoting the fungus to grow since I can't see a picture go to your Dr. Or to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got eumovate steroid cream in my eye?

I got eumovate steroid cream in my eye?

Discomfort: Other than discomfort for the "vehicle" which is carrying the cortisone, the cortisone itself one time in the eye should not be a problem. ...Read more