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How Long Does It Normally Take For A Steroid Cream To Start Working
Varies: This varies based on your skin type, location of the rash, and the specific cream being used. ...Read more
Varies: As long as necessary. For a temporary condition less than a week. For chronic conditions several weeks if necessary. ...Read more
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 more
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.
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
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 more
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
How to tell if my rash is scabies or something else? It doesn't itch and it comes and goes. I've used scabies cream and steroid cream
Rash: Best way is to be seen by a dermatologist because you are self diagnosing yourself and treating yourself. In case it is a skin fungus you are not treating it right and by putting steroids you are promoting the fungus to grow since I can't see a picture go to your Dr. Or to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Steroid dampen the infection fighting ability of skin and steroid cream may contribute to infection of the hair follicles.
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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
I am using the steroid cream now, starting around 5 hours ago, I am still itching : (is it gonna go away?
We need to know what causes the itching and whether you have any skin rash to give you an answer. Perhaps the steroid is not potent enough to control the inflammation (Rx ones are >10x more potent than the OTC ones) or an antihistamine may work better for you.
If your itching is caused by a drug, then it may take days after the drug has been stopped for itching to stop, if by a food <1 day. ...Read more
Eyebrows have been thinning for sometime. In areas that are thinning have noticed dry patches. Can you help other than suggesting steroid cream?
Potentially.: 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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