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How long do you typically use a steroid cream for?

How long do you typically use a steroid cream for?

Varies: As long as necessary. For a temporary condition less than a week. For chronic conditions several weeks if necessary. ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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How long can you use protopic for eczema?

How long can you use protopic for eczema?

For a long time: Products like Protopic are used most effectively and safely if they are used intermittently along with other alternate treatments such as topical steroids. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how I can wean myself off of a topical steroid cream I use for eczema?

Does anyone know how I can wean myself off of a topical steroid cream I use for eczema?

Transition Off: If you are clear, you can go to application every other day, then taper slowly over the next week. Also, there are "non-steroid" creams/ointments called calcineurin inhibitors that can extend the cleared periods for chronic eczema. Also, "skin barrier creams" are helpful as they help maintain the disrupted skin barrier in people with eczema. A coordinated skin care plan is a must for eczema. ...Read more

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How much kenalog (triamcinolone) spray is safe to use in scalp and for how long?

How much kenalog (triamcinolone) spray is safe  to use in scalp and for how long?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) Spray: A two-second application, which covers an area approximately the size of the hand, delivers an amount of triamcinolone acetonide needed for the scalp. You can use the spray twice a day for 30 days then stop for one week and repeat if necessary. ...Read more

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How long can elomet cream (mometasone furoate) be used on face? Will it harm if i use it for a month? Will a month be too long?

How long can elomet cream (mometasone furoate) be used on face? Will it harm if i use it for a month? Will a month be too long?

Use it daily?: If you use it twice a day for a month, you might get something called peri-oral dermatitis or steroid induced acne rosacea. I cannot cay if that will happen after one month. I would not recommend that you use it for that long, it you use it daily. ...Read more

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Since the cream how long does it take for balantis to go and how many times do I use the cream a day ?

Since the cream how long does it take for balantis to go and how many times do I use the cream a day ?

Annoying condition: right ?. It is an infection of fore skin , some takes wks to clear. Some even may need circumcision due to recurrent infections. First maintain good hygiene , wash with soap and water , try to retract the skin leave that way as much time as possible , if area is dry tend to heal fasterIn adults diabetes on sets presenting as banalities make sure to check your blood sugar . You will be fine soon ...Read more

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How long can you use aclovate cream?

Cream: Any cortisone related cream should not be used for long time, but to get better answer consult dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. And how long should you use Flonase spray?

How long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. And how long should you use Flonase spray?

Variable: Most patients gain some relief within 48 hrs if treatment is effective.Actual return to normal may take a week or two. Flonase is not specifically for a sinus infection.It can help if nasal allergies are part of the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vaginal estrogen cream to be absorbed? (eg how long after applying it can I use the bathroom?)

4-6 hours: General recommendations is to apply the cream at bedtime - it will be absorbed by morning. ...Read more

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How often, for how long do I apply cream for athlete's foot?

How often, for how long do I apply cream for athlete's foot?

Antifungual Cream: Tinea pedis commonly known as athlete's foot is treated with over the counter or prescribed antifungal cream. Patient's apply cream or lotion to affected areas of the feet twice a day but must wash and dry feet thoroughly with a clean towel or paper towel before applying the medication. I bring the patient back every 4 weeks until skin is healed. It can take up to 6 months and recurrence is high. ...Read more

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Can I use a sunbed/shower to treat guarantee psoriasis and how long for if possible ?

Can I use a sunbed/shower to treat guarantee psoriasis and how long for if possible ?

Wrong approach: What do you mean by "guarantee"? If you have psoriasis this badly, you need to be under the care of a competent dermatologist. I appreciate the spirit of a good do-it-yourself-er, but tanning is dangerous and unhealthy in the first place, showering is worthless for psoriasis, and you need this lifetime problem managed with today's scientific medicine. It's available. Get real help. ...Read more

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Do you need to use nasacort (triamcinolone) for several days for symptom relief or can be used when needed?

Nasal Steroids: Nasal steroids are not rapidly acting medications, and therefore are generally not recommended to be used in single doses on an as-needed basis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a steroid injection at L4 and L5 to work?

A few days: Targeted injections into the lumbar spine should work well within 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Around how long can elomet cream be used on face? I am an adult and the cream is helping a lot. How long can i use?

Spelling???: What kind of cream is this?? Not a prescription as far as I can figure out. If over the counter ask question with its INGREDIENTS listed. Dr Z ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to use estrace cream after you used Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

How long do you have to wait to use estrace cream after you used Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

Monistat and Estrace (estradiol): If you can tolerate, you can stop Estrace (estradiol) cream during the short term Monistat use. Also, you can use both together , one in the morning and the other at night. ...Read more

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If I use a enema how long will the effects last?

If I use a enema how long will the effects last?

Depends...: ...what are the ingredients of your enema, its volume, its dwell time, and the indication for use. ...Read more