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How fast can steroids thin the skin?

How fast can steroids thin the skin?

Streroids and skin: Steroids can thin the skin within a month of use depending on which steroid cream/ pill/ or shot you use. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should i be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should i be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

No as disc space : Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain ...Read more

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Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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Can a nasal steroid thin the skin under my eyes?

Can a nasal steroid thin the skin under my eyes?

No: However, long term steroid use can eventually cause cataracts, and can also cause secondary glaucoma in susceptible patients. These problems are more of an issue with steroid eye drop use or higher dose systemic steroid use. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I was treated for penile yeast infection, I was given steroid creams to treat it and have thinned skin and discoloration. How do I heal the skin?

I was treated for penile yeast infection,  I was given steroid creams to treat it and  have thinned skin and discoloration. How do I heal the skin?

Why steroids?: A yeast infection should never be treated with a steroid cream, which is just food for fungus. High potency steroids are bad for delicate skin on the genitals and face, as they can cause thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Does a "fast metabolism" and natural thinness mean a shorter life span (according to studies it makes your body work harder and tire) true? :(

Probably: Animals like the sloth have a longer lifespan than others with a faster metabolism. This may correlate with the sleep profile. Under 6 hours and over 8 hours gives a shorter lifespan than between those figures. I think that this means that a median is right for everything--- yin and yang. ...Read more

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Do steroid creams make skin thinner?

Do steroid creams make skin thinner?

Potentially: Long term use of topical steroids can cause atrophy or thinning of the skin - and also dilated vessels and possibly scarring. You need to speak to your prescribing physician to determine your exact course which is usually limited to 1-3 weeks depending on your exact underlying condition. ...Read more

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Frequent and long duration usage of steroid creams will lead to addict(depend) the skin to that cream? if so what is the duration steroids can be used?

Frequent and long duration usage of steroid creams will lead to addict(depend) the skin to that cream? if so what is the duration steroids can be used?

Short times. : The skin will be come thin, shiny and frequently have little arteries showing in the skin Can take a long time to recover especially on the face. Should not use longer than a week to 19 days. follow prescriber instructions. ...Read more

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Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info: What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using steroid creams for dry skin?

Steroids not great: A 26 year old female with dry skin questions use of steroid creams. Steroid creams can have side effects when used without supervision of a physician, including thinning of the skin and increased bruising. Also, steroid creams can aggravate certain skin conditions. So always see a physician first before using. Dry skin alone should be responsive to application of ointments and creams daily. ...Read more

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How to repair skin damage on face from strong steroid usage?

How to repair skin damage on face from strong steroid usage?

TIncture of time.: If the damage is thinning of the skin, discoloration, or stretch marks, there is not a whole lot you can do to reverse it, unfortunately, other than stopping the steroid and giving your skin time to heal itself as best it can. If you have steroid rosacea, there are specific treatments for that which a dermatologist can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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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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Can skin go back to thicker after using steroid topical cream?

Can skin go back to thicker after using steroid topical cream?

Sometimes: Steroid atrophy caused by topical steroid use is sometimes temporary and self corrects, but sometimes it does not. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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Lumps under surface of my skin around chest area from steroids... Any advice?

Lumps. : Why u using steroids. And what steroid? Androgens? Steroids general term, and body produces many- estrogen, testosterone, Insulin thyroid, on and on? Weight lifters, body builders use lots illegal steroids which can stimulate breast tissue and gynecomastia. Man tits. Rethink what you are doing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an eczema flare up without applying steroids to the skin (such as dovate)?

What is the best way to treat an eczema flare up without applying steroids to the skin (such as dovate)?

Eczema flare: Depends on the etiology of the eczema , sometimes it is allergic to foods , milk soy or environmental and may resolve if you avoid the trigger, sometimes it is due to strep and resolves with treatment of strep . Aveeno oatmeal baths may help if not allergic, possible moisutizers like Eucerin cream f/u/ w/ dermatology ...Read more

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Does topical steroid creams affect your skin appearance?

Does topical steroid creams affect your skin appearance?

Yes: They decrease redness. If too strong used for too long a time, causes skin atrophy. ...Read more