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How Long Does It Normally Take For A Steroid Cream To Start Working
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
Can I use steroid cream for 1.5-2 weeks then take 1.5-2 weeks off and use it again & do that for 6-12 mth period for eczema?
Excimer laser: The excimer laser, wavelength 308 which is used for psoriaisis can be safely used on the penis for inflammation such as is found in lichen planus. Oral steroids are temporary and the lichen pla us will recur quickly. Another option is vertical, a vitamin d ointment, which will not thin skin of the penis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lichen sclerosis..My vulva minora are almost gone I am on a steroid cream. If i take the Plan B pill, ec , will it have detrimental effects?
Lichen sclerosis: This condition is difficult to treat. Potent, prescription topivcal corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment and most respond somewhat. Other treatments are available, including those containing hormobes, and do have potential side effects. One should discuss these options with their doctor prior to starting treatment. ...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 ?
Hi I have random like sweat pimples but there everywhere on my body and i've tried anti histamines and steroid cream and it's not working getting wors?
Rash: You may be describing hyperkaratosis pilaris, check out internet pictures. It could be a benign condition. ...Read more
Please help me, I have glandular fever but I now how have a rash and very painful lumps with scabs on top in certain places of my Body. I am takin anti histerine tablets and steroid cream but nothing's working. What do u recommend ?
How long is topical steroid cream (triamcinolone acetonide) effective once applied on skin? 1 hour? Several hours? Trying to decide when to wash off.
How much time can I use hydrocortisone 1 % cream for anal fissure? Do I have to take breaks because it is a steroid cream?
Hydrocortisone: The main reason is to decrease irritation till the fissure heals. Long term use over time will thin the skin and mucus membrane. So use it as long as it feels itchy and irritating. When these symptoms dissipated then stop using. ...Read more
Itchy, flaky, rash between and under breast. I've been prescribed cetaphil soap, anti fungal cream, and a steroid cream nothing is working.
Itchy breast rash: Try using dome boro or burow solutions as compresses .Afterwards apply triple paste ointment. ...Read more
My eyelids swell up overnight. I take cetirizine and have negative allergy tests. Steroid cream only works while in use. Cld it be lack of sleep? X
Thyroid?: Swelling of the eyelids may not be an allergy. Have you checked your thyroid function? ...Read more
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
Not trigger: But can make it worse. All the best. ...Read more
Prescription creams: 1% Betamethasone Valerate or Kenalog (triamcinolone) are only available in US by prescription. Might work, but less likely as get older, i.e. your age. Will not work if phimotic ring is scarred, in which case surgery is only viable option. 0.Try it, might help nut don't be disappointed if it does not or recurs. ...Read more
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