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Cortisone Cream Side Effect
I had a fungal infc. I used cortisone cream then I got a white patch, how can I know that if this vitiligo or just a side effect of the cream?
Hypopigmentation: After a skin inflammation area or dermatitis lesion due to any reason is resolved, it will look lighter than the surrounding normal skin area. It is likely due to suppression or death of the local pigmented cells in the process. The white patch is more pronounced if you have dark complexion or expose to sunlight. It will gradually fade away. It might take many months or longer. ...Read more
I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?
Relatively safe: Cortisone creams can be used to treat the inflammation associated with facial eczema in a baby. Problems arise (scarring, atrophy, telangiectasia, etc) with prolonged use - greater than 3+ consecutive weeks at a time. Make sure there is a dermatologist involved in the management of the severe facial eczema that you report to make sure that the best treatment is being applied. ...Read more
I have a very tiny facial scar which is a little elevated. Can I use cortisone cream instead of cortisonsteroid injection to not to get side effects?
I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?
Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely. ...Read more
I have a rash on my fingers on the sides; small liquid filled bumps (pompholyx, maybe). Healing w/ cortisone 10 cream. What is it from?
Pompholyx: Pompholyx is a form of blistery eczema, the cause of which is unknown. ...Read more
Hi dr my father have this weird cortisone side effects I need some help with that and FYI he don't want to goto a doctor he is treating himself and taking more cortisone cream all of these things aren't useful to his body?
Symptoms: Please list the symptoms so we can better help you! ...Read more
Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?
I've been having a dry patch (sometimes red) on the one side of my mouth for about 2months. Did drink allery pills and put on cortisone cream?
See your doctor: A doctor would have to see the rash to diagnose and treat it. ...Read more
I have a red mark on right side of my pinus and soreness on my left side I've tried anti fungus cream, cortisone cream and vaseline but nothing works?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Saw my dr. Yesterday & she said I have tendonitis in one finger & the side of my hand. She prescribed cortisone cream, (very strong) will this work?
Doubtful: Steroid creams applied to the skin will not penetrate to the level of the tendons and therefore will most likely not be successful in treating your problem. ...Read more
Are there any risks or possible side effects when using cortisone cream to treat inflamed ear tubes in a 17 month old?
Please don't!: Please don't put any cream, ointment, or liquid into the ear canal, particularly with tubes through ear drums. There are only few suspensions appropriate for a perforated ear drum should it become infected. Please discuss with baby's doctor. A hole means no barrier to the inner ear. Any medication not specifically approved for use in this situation could cause hearing and other damage. ...Read more
Yes: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams or ointments can cause discoloration and thinning of the skin. ...Read more
Prescribed mild cortisone cream for sensitive/reactive cheeks. They suddenly became unable to tolerate any product about a year ago. Will it help? Ideas?
Friend is continuously having eczema. Is using topical creams & is on cortisones. Is keeing skin moisturised & is not using fragnances. What shud he do!
Dermatology eval: Since these actions are not adequate to keep his eczema under control - recommend assessment by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!
It depends...: The two drugs are slightly different in that hydrocortisone is just a little more potent. However, both work similarly. As to using them regularly, the question becomes why the need for continued use. If you have a skin condition that is present whenever you do not use the cream, then it is a good idea to see your doctor about it so that it can be better assessed. There may be a more appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I'm 30 (female) and I'm using for 15 years a cortisone cream (flixotide) because of neurodermatitis. I shouldn't use it for so long?
NO, not advisable: Speak to your dermatologist, long term use of steroid is not good for your skin, also causes cataract formation in some, may rx different mediation. ...Read more
Underarm eczema: If it is sore and inflame you can use cortisone, and once healed you can then use bleaching cream. ...Read more
No: It can help but also make it worse. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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