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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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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...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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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision of your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...Read more

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Can beclomethasone dipropionate, clotrimazole and neomycin cream be used for acne?

Can beclomethasone dipropionate, clotrimazole and neomycin cream be used for acne?

No : Beclomethasone is a steroid ; Clotrimazole is an antifungal and neither will treat acne. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic but is not commonly used to treat acne. ...Read more

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Can triamcinolone acetonide ointment help acne inflammation?

Can triamcinolone acetonide ointment help acne inflammation?

Not the Best Choice: Use only medications prescribed by your dermatologist or skin care doctor. I do not recommend using any steroids for acne inflammation; although there may be some exceptions. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with high systemic dosage. ...Read more

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What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

Hemarroids: For hemarroids low potency steroid ointment such as Hydrocortisone 1% or 2% is used to reduce inflammation and swelling die to inflammation. ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide .05 cream be used with triamcinolone acetate 1% ointment for eczema?

Depends: They shouldn't be used at the same time on the same area, but sometimes you need a stronger one (fluocinolide) on one area and a weaker one (triamcinolone) in a different area. ...Read more