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Does the use of topical corticosteroids cause dark spots?

Does the use of topical corticosteroids cause dark spots?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids could cause reactions like any other topical. It might cause trouble with skin "thinning", atrophy, blood vessel dilatation. It can also cause hypopigmenation and hyperpigmentation=dark spots. It should be used in the right concetration on the right area. What you use on your body might not be appropriate for face. It is available in very strong or very weak formulation.. ...Read more

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10yr old has had corticosteroid 3x day for signs of eczema? being monitored is this a concern if it's been mth.patchy spots pink itchy is it ezcema?

10yr old has had corticosteroid 3x day for signs of eczema? being monitored is this a concern if it's been mth.patchy spots pink itchy is it ezcema?

Go to a different DR: Preferably a dermatologist. Immediately. Beware of Prednisone for eczema. If used at all, the entire dose must be in AM, never 2 days in a row. Not more than 10 or 20mg. Dosing 3x a day will cause side effects which are serious. You can give my name. I am easy to find. ...Read more

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Derm gave me corticosteroid for 3 red, welt-size spots on fingers (appeared in dec). Helped little but does not seem to be healing. How do I treat?

Derm gave me corticosteroid for 3 red, welt-size spots on fingers (appeared in dec). Helped little but does not seem to be healing. How do I treat?

See a rheum or derm!: Many diagnostic possibilities. Your problem has lasted too long! clearly not a simple infection. A dermatology cor rheumatology specialists are you next best bet! ...Read more

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What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

See details: Chronic corticosteroid use causes weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, cataracts, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, infections and several other side effects. ...Read more

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Besides affecting your bones. What harm do long term lower dose Corticosteroid use cause?

Besides affecting your bones. What harm do long term lower dose Corticosteroid use cause?

Many: There are many long term side effects of steroid use. Here are some and the mayo clinic website that discusses in greater detail: Clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts) High blood sugar, which can trigger or worsen diabetes Increased risk of infections Thinning bones Suppressed adrenal gland http://www.mayoclinic.org/steroids/art-20045692 ...Read more

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Do tropical corticosteroids cause weight fluctuations?

Do tropical corticosteroids cause weight fluctuations?

It would be unusual.: It would be unusual for topical corticosteroids to cause weight fluctuations. Although there are many strengths of topical steroids, unless you were to use an unusual amount these steroids it would be unlikely to cause any weight changes. Oral corticosteroids can cause weight gain if taken for a significant period of time. With short term steroid use, there are usually minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are you supposed to use corticosteroid 1 or 2 times a day?

What form?: What form and what specific corticosteroid do you mean? Oral forms can be given as a single or multiple daily dose. Topicals are generally used twice daily. ...Read more

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I've been told that corticosteroids can cause cushing's disease. Is this true?

I've been told that corticosteroids can cause cushing's disease. Is this true?

Not exactly: Corticosteroid can cause cushing's syndrome but not cushing's disease. Cushing's syndrome is when you have too much steroids in your system which can happen if you take too much corticosteroid. Cushing's disease is caused by a tumor in the pituitary that causes the adrenal to produce too much cortisol (steroid). ...Read more

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Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

Appetite changes : Oral steroids such as Prednisone can temporarily increase the appetite as well as cause many other unwanted side effects. Typically the craving is for any food and not specific for a particular food. This would not happen with topical steroids such as nasal sprays, creams/ointments or asthma inhalers. ...Read more

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Can corticosteroids for keloids cause glaucoma?

Can corticosteroids for keloids cause glaucoma?

Steroid and IOP: Steroids like used to reduce keloids are often used in limited and local ways. Although class of drugs can cause a rise in the eye' s pressure, it would take sustained elevated iop to develop glaucoma. An eye md could help with the prescribing physician treating the keloids with steroids if will be more than a week or if multiple injections required. ...Read more

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What can I use to get corticosteroid out of scalp?

See detail answer: Was the corticosteroid injected into the scalp or just applied as a topical cream? In either case they do not take there very long so you do not have to remove them. ...Read more

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I got eczema on my nipples, is topical corticosteroid safe on nipples?

Eczema on nipples: Topical Hydrocortisone is usually very safe for use on the skin or nipples for eczema. ...Read more