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What does "topical steroid cream" do?

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

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Hydrocortisone creams and ointments, available in prescription and over-the-counter strengths, can help with a ...Read more


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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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Does topical steroid creams affect your skin appearance?

Does topical steroid creams affect your skin appearance?

Yes: They decrease redness. If too strong used for too long a time, causes skin atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in topical steroids for psoriasis?

What are the side effects in topical steroids for psoriasis?

Thin skin: The most common side effects from the use of topical steroids (creams or ointments) is thinning of the skin, change in skin color (usually lighter), increased blood vessels or "broken capillaries", and stretch marks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid?

What is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid?

Depends on severity: Mild eczema is best treated with strict adherence to proper bathing routines, moisturizing creams & skin barrier repair measures. More severe eczema can be treated with all the above, but may also need more serious approaches like oral medications. This could include methotrexate, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and cyclosporine. Eczema can also be managed using phototherapy (narrow band uvb). See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would topical steroid creams have any internal affects?

Sometimes: There is minor absorption of topical steroid through the skin. This is usually in very small amounts and is not enough to cause any real issues. However, if one uses cream over large areas of the body there could be enough absorption to cause issues. ...Read more

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Which topical steroid is safe for scalp to use for three months ?

Seb Derm : Depending on the severity will determine the strength of the topical steroid. Most if the time mid to high potency steroids may be used safely for short periods of time. See your dermatologist ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about topical steroids for womens rash?

Does anyone know anything about topical steroids for womens rash?

Not specific enough: The use of topical steroids is for many conditions of the skin. The term "women's rash" is not specific enough to provide a useful answer to your question. The type of rash needs to be known. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC ointment as good as prescription topical steroids?

Is there an OTC ointment as good as prescription topical steroids?

Depends on needs: Low strength Hydrocortisone ointment and cream for use on skin are available otc. Higher strength Hydrocortisone and other more potent or specialized use steroid creams are only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Could a topical steroid applied to the face decrease inflamation in other areas of the body?

Steroids absorbed : Depending on which topical steroid, how much is applied to how much skin area, and for how long there could be enough systematic absorption for effects to other areas. Realize that would also imply greater likelyhood of systemic side effects. ...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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Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Which is better for rhinitis and why? Giving topical vasoconstrictor before topical steroid or vise versa?

Which is better for rhinitis and why? Giving topical vasoconstrictor before topical steroid or vise versa?

Both, timing is key: A topical vasoconstrictor helps as a decongestant very quickly but can cause rebound if used regularly. Topical steroids are the most effective treatment for allergies and do not cause rebound. If ones nose is extremely congested, use vasoconstrictor before nasal steroid, but limit vasoconstrictor to less than a week. ...Read more

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Are topical steroids safe for women?

Are topical steroids safe for women?

Yes: The use of topical steroids is for a variety of cutaneous, mucosal and occular conditions to name a few. This also includes your pets. They are safe but like any medication you take they can have side effects. Theirs can include allergic reaction to the product, infection, tissue atrophy if you use too high a amount on thin skin. The safety is similar in women, men, children, pets, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix topical steroids?

Is it safe to mix topical steroids?

Topical steroids: It is not advisable to apply more than one topical steroid at a time. Firstly, using more than one will increase the amount of steroids absorbed by the skin causing more bad side effects. Secondly, it will be difficult to assess the effectiveness of the steroid you suse. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to topical steroids?

What are the side effects to topical steroids?

Depends: If topical steroids are used for short periods then they should be tolerated fine. Some steroids are more potent then others. They can lighthen or discolor the skin if used too long. They can cause atophy or loss of skin and sometimes tissue just below the skin. ...Read more

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What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the liver first. If you are talking about corticosteroids, the medicine is on the skin at a higher concetration, sparing the body of steroid aside effects. They are used for inflammatory skin issues. Most forms are creams and ointments, not gels. ...Read more

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Do topical steroid creams have any internal effects?

They can: A little of the cortisone can be absorbed into the body. Part of this depends on how muchis placed on your body. You can discuss this with your physician ...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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