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Doctor insights on: Does The Use Of Topical Corticosteroids Cause Dark Spots

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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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Does the use of tretinoin on the skin cause dark spots?

Does the use of tretinoin on the skin cause dark spots?

Usually cures them: Unless you are causing burns or excessive irritation and are prone to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, the use of retinoids usually improves dark spots, on occasion this is combined with topical steroids, hydroquinone, and kojic acid. ...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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Does regular use of topical erythromycin gel on face can cause skin cancer?

Does regular use of topical erythromycin gel on face can cause skin cancer?

Acne Tratment : Topical Erythromycin is an an effective treatments for mild acne, but long term use is not generally advocated. Side effects can include sensitivity to the drug, development of resistant strains of bacteria, upset stomach, and other side effects. Some preparations contain benzoyl peroxide, which has been identified as a cancer promoter in some studies. Always check with your dermatologist! ...Read more

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Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Styling products: often contain alcohol, fragrances and other harsh ingredients that can irritate the scalp. Dryness, flaking, scabbing, itchiness and sores are indicators that this may be happening. ...Read more

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Does isotrex gel solve acne just like the oral use of isotretinoin tablets solves acne? Or are the effects of the gel milder and does the acne return?

Does isotrex gel solve acne just like the oral use of isotretinoin tablets solves acne? Or are the effects of the gel milder and does the acne return?

It is Retin A (tretinoin): Same ingredient as oral form. Certainly topicals not as harsh nor are the side effects. .There is no real "cure" for acne but simple control. ...Read more

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How can I lighten the dark skin made by use of steroid creams?

How can I lighten the dark skin made by use of steroid creams?

Bleach creams: Bleach creams are a good treatment of dark spots. However these should be used under the advice of a doctor. All the best! ...Read more

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First day of using Retin-A 0.025 gel for wrinkles and nose blackheads. I'm aware of possible dryness that may occur. Can I use moisturizer on top?

First day of using Retin-A 0.025 gel for wrinkles and nose blackheads. I'm aware of possible dryness that may occur. Can I use moisturizer on top?

Acne: Wait until your face begins to feel dry or starts turning red. Stop the retin A (tretinoin) for a few days, and begin applying the moisturizer for a week or so ...Read more

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What are ways to treat old acne scars and dark patches caused by eczema and the use of cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

What are ways to treat old acne scars and dark patches caused by eczema and the use of cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Scar revision : Scar revision may require various combinations of chemical peel, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, scar excision, grafting, fillers, skin bleaching, etc. Dark patches are generally not caused by cortizone, (hydrocortisone) atrophy is more likely. ...Read more

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Is use of topical minoxidine cause dryness in hair?

Is use of topical minoxidine cause dryness in hair?

Yes: It can. However i did notice you were on thyroxine and thyroid irregularities can also have that effect. I would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004

Not usually: BUT different people call different things lasers. If you have a darker skin type then IPL for example (which some call laser but is not) can cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Assuming you had the laser hair removal done professionally, ask the person who did it what they used and what can be done now about the pigmentation. Another type of laser (1064 NdYag) perhaps. Good luck! ...Read more

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For acne and dark spots on the t-zone, what type of cream or moisturizer is recommended?

For acne and dark spots on the t-zone, what type of cream or moisturizer is recommended?

Acne and dark spots: Pimples on your face's T zone can be hard to manage, because the forehead, nose and chin can be oily at the same time the area around the mouth and cheeks are dry and flaky. The T zone is prone to pimples and blackheads because there are more oil-producing glands in those areas, according to TeensHealth. Although pimples in the T zone can be frustrating, you can control them with patience and proper care. Step 1 Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser twice a day, in the morning and at night. Massage the cleanser into your face without scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly with warm water; cleanser remaining on the skin can clog the pores, causing pimples and blackheads. Step 2 Saturate a cotton ball with a toner containing salicylic acid, recommends "Seventeen." Smooth the toner over your T zone. Alternatively, apply an over-the-counter skin care product containing benzoyl peroxide, which will dry oily T zone areas and decrease bacteria that can cause pimples and blackheads. You Might Also Like How to Exfoliate Your Nose How to Exfoliate Your Nose Cornstarch & Vinegar for Blackheads Cornstarch & Vinegar for Blackheads How to Get Rid of Blind Pimples How to Get Rid of Blind Pimples How to Get Rid of Acne & Red Cheeks and Nose How to Get Rid of Acne & Red Cheeks and Nose DIY Blackhead Removal DIY Blackhead Removal How to Get Rid of Little Pimples All Over the Face How to Get Rid of Little Pimples All Over the Face What Causes Breakouts on the Forehead? What Causes Breakouts on the Forehead? How to Get Rid of Dry Pimples How to Get Rid of Dry Pimples How to Get Rid of Large Pores and Oily Skin How to Get Rid of Large Pores and Oily Skin How to Make Facial Cleanser for Combination Skin How to Make Facial Cleanser for Combination Skin How to Get Rid of Pimples Near the Mouth How to Get Rid of Pimples Near the Mouth How to Avoid Pimples on Your Chin How to Avoid Pimples on Your Chin How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples Fast How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples Fast How to Get Rid of Oily Skin on the Face at Home How to Get Rid of Oily Skin on the Face at Home How to Get Rid of Acne on Head How to Get Rid of Acne on Head Can You Get a Pimple Inside the Nose? Can You Get a Pimple Inside the Nose? Step 3 Smooth an oil-free moisturizer over any dry areas on your face after toning. Use a moisturizer marked "noncomodogenic," which won't clog the pores. Things You'll Need Mild cleanser Cotton balls Toner containing salicylic acid or skin care product containing benzoyl peroxide Oil-free moisturizer Sponsored Links ...Read more

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Can I use clotrimazole topical solution 1% and ketoconazole 2% 30g at the same time or would one with the other cause some sort of adverse reaction?

Can I use clotrimazole topical solution 1% and ketoconazole 2% 30g at the same time or would one with the other cause some sort of adverse reaction?

Antifungals: Both medications are antifungals. There is no need to use two of the same type of medication if you are treating a fungal disorder. One is not necessarily better than the other and it depends on what you are needing to treat and its location (part of the body). ...Read more

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Can the use of loprox (ciclopirox) cream on the face to treat tinea v cause breakouts ?

Can the use of loprox (ciclopirox) cream on the face to treat tinea v cause breakouts ?

Tinea Versicolor: Most people use anti-fungal creams, lotions or shampoos to treat their tinea versicolor symptoms. Some of these include selenium sulfide (selsun), ciclopirox (loprox) and ketoconazole (nizoral). The selsun lotion (2.5 percent ) works well as a tinea versicolor remedy. Loprox comes in a cream, gel or lotion. And Nizoral is available as a shampoo and cream. ...Read more

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Over used cream contain compound tazarotene, a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids, my skin is burning , red and itching so badly, what to use?

Over used cream contain compound tazarotene, a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids, my skin is burning , red and itching so badly, what to use?

Nothing: Take a couple days off to let your skin heal. I might do just a plain Eucerin creme. Just about anything on your skin right now will burn. When you restart remember a pea sized amount is all you need. And you might be able to do every other day application, and still get the anti acne effect you are looking for! ...Read more