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What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

Mid to low potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a medium to low potency topical steroid. It is appropriate for mild inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. There are many other steroids in this class. The benefit is that there is very low risk of side effects with Locoid and the other class v (5) medium/low potency topical steriods. You can use them safely in more sensitive skin areas. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Hydrocortisone Butyrate (Definition)

Hydrocortisone butyrate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Wrong site: We do not condone Anabolic steroids for muscle and or strenght gain. Your best bet is to go to the gym, lift weights and eat the appropriate foods. Please know that Anabolic steroids cause far greater harm than good. Good Luck ...Read more

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Dose creatine really work on increaseing strength and muscle mass and what dose if true I don't want to take steroids I may take pro hormones?

Dose creatine  really work on increaseing strength and muscle mass and what dose if true I don't want to take steroids I may take pro hormones?

Increase strength: Many professional athletes take meds to improve strength etc. only to be found out and suspended, Don't follow that path. 1: Please set up an appointment with an athletic trainer. 2: Please see a dietitian. That combination, if used properly, will take you where you want to be. May take a few months but you will still have many years ahead of you. "Go Man U" ...Read more

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Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

CanResearchYourself!: e.g.: https://www.google.com/search?q=potency%20of%20topical%20corticosteroids & http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf. All steroids (derivatives of cholesterol) work by altering gene expression, worsen blood glucose control (Diabetes Mellitus) & suppress immune system functions (can thus aggravate infections). Often fairly safe short-term if young & apparently healthy, yet can also backfire. ...Read more

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Had steroid inj at wrist d/t de Quervain's 6 months ago. No pain since but the pain is coming n' finkelstein+ again.Should i get another wrist inj?

Could: Steroid injections for pain can last up to six months. This is considered a good result. However, at your age, you could consider getting it released, and your problem would be solved. Talk to your doctor about seeing an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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How long can oral steroids be taken for?

Depends: on the condition, short bursts (courses) are usually 7-10 days long, but some conditions requires longer periods with different dosings ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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