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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
Had a small itchy spot on my areola so I put corticosteroid cream on it for 3 days. Now I see the areola has turned dark. Is this normal?
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
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?
I had a corticosteroid shot on tuesday in elbow for an injury. The spot is sore, red, swollen with a small lump. Is this normal?
Ice and time: Put some ice on it and give it a little more time. If the situation becomes worse or continues to persist then call the doctor. ...Read more
Are there any other causes of redness on the face associated with mild/moderate topical corticosteroid use apart from RSS from TSA?
Kindly decipher: What do you mean by RSS and TSA? ...Read more
Upper eyelids just below brow are swollen and very dry and painful, not itchy. I have psoriasis. cant use corticosteroids. topical tx not working. Is it the psoriasis or what else could could it be? Onset +-48hrs
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
Could I use guanfacine to counteract the anxiety and agitation caused by inhaled corticosteroids?They unclog my nose but make me super on edge/anxious
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have ulcerativ colitis and i used many drugs but all failed with me-then my dr told me to use corticosteroids- what is the curing percentage of cort?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is Breo a corticosteroid? And when should you use breo? I use singulair (montelukast). And a nebulizer.
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