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How Long Do You Typically Use A Steroid Cream For
Dx'd with allergic reaction by leg incision 4 wk postop. Rash - red, raised, dry, itchy. Steroid cream 2x day, covered leg in brace. How long last?
Depends: Depends on what type of allergic reaction you are encountering and whether you are still exposed. To the allergen. I presume your problem is from something you came into contact with during surgery and that it is most a skin rash. If no further contact, i'd expect the rash to subside in about a week. If you want a better answer, you will need to give us a better description. ...Read more
My skin is badly damaged by steroid cream for a long time. How long will I see the improvement from using tretinoin cream to help my skin thicker ?
How long is topical steroid cream (triamcinolone acetonide) effective once applied on skin? 1 hour? Several hours? Trying to decide when to wash off.
Why?: Varying potency of steroid creams, but generally should not use any for more than two weeks at a time. Some absorption into the system is unavoidable. Two major risks of chronic topical steroid -- permanent thinning of exposed skin with cosmetic changes, and chronic suppression of adrenal gland function. Morning adrenal blood test can assess the latter. Find alternative for skin problem!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It was 30 degrees outside last night and I left my steroid cream (Triancinolone cream) in the car. It was extremely cold. Is it still safe to use ?
Temperature on Meds: Your Triamcinolone is likely fine after being in the cold car all night. But if you are concerned, call a pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist. Creams and ointments do not generally get affected by cooler temperatures. I would be more concerned with excessive heat. ...Read more
Why does it seem like my rash is spreading? With some areas being way worse than others? Mydoc gave metopical steroid cream- that doesn't seem to work
Im originally egyptian, (l.Brown skin) i get a white spot, (some enlarged) when i get exposed 2sun& tan.Used steroid cream, but didn't work, please advice.
Could: Steroid dampen the infection fighting ability of skin and steroid cream may contribute to infection of the hair follicles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
A few options: The main non-steroidal topical rxs for psoriasis are dovonex and vectical, which are synthetic vitamin d analogues, and tazorac (tazarotene), a vitamin a analogue (aka retinoid). There are also two topical immunomodulators (aka calcineurin inhibitors) called Elidel (pimecrolimus) and Protopic which are more commonly used to treat eczema. I share however your frustration with topical psoriasis therapy. ...Read more
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