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Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Topical Steroid (Definition)

Hydrocortisone creams and ointments, available in prescription and over-the-counter strengths, can help with a ...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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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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Where can I find topical steroids otc?

Where can I find topical steroids otc?

Hydrocortisone : Hydrocortisone is widely available, in the us over the counter. It is a less potent steroid than prescription forms, but effective and available nonetheless. ...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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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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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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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High Strength Steroid (Definition)

High strength steroids are a kind of ...Read more