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What does "topical steroid cream" do?

What does "topical steroid cream" do?

Decreases inflammat: In general, topical steroids help to decrease the inflammation and redness associated with certain rashes. It is wise to avoid applying such creams to the face, and i would recommend seeing your physician prior to applying any topical steroids. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Topical Steroid (Definition)

Hydrocortisone creams and ointments, available in prescription and over-the-counter strengths, can help with a ...Read more


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Side effects for topical steroid creams?

Atrophy, striae: 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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What are the side effects in topical steroids for psoriasis?

What are the side effects in topical steroids for psoriasis?

Thin skin: The most common side effects from the use of topical steroids (creams or ointments) is thinning of the skin, change in skin color (usually lighter), increased blood vessels or "broken capillaries", and stretch marks. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would topical steroid creams have any internal affects?

Sometimes: There is minor absorption of topical steroid through the skin. This is usually in very small amounts and is not enough to cause any real issues. However, if one uses cream over large areas of the body there could be enough absorption to cause issues. ...Read more

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Which topical steroid is safe for scalp to use for three months ?

Seb Derm : Depending on the severity will determine the strength of the topical steroid. Most if the time mid to high potency steroids may be used safely for short periods of time. See your dermatologist ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about topical steroids for womens rash?

Does anyone know anything about topical steroids for womens rash?

Not specific enough: The use of topical steroids is for many conditions of the skin. The term "women's rash" is not specific enough to provide a useful answer to your question. The type of rash needs to be known. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC ointment as good as prescription topical steroids?

Is there an OTC ointment as good as prescription topical steroids?

Depends on needs: Low strength Hydrocortisone ointment and cream for use on skin are available otc. Higher strength Hydrocortisone and other more potent or specialized use steroid creams are only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Which is better for rhinitis and why? Giving topical vasoconstrictor before topical steroid or vise versa?

Which is better for rhinitis and why? Giving topical vasoconstrictor before topical steroid or vise versa?

Both, timing is key: A topical vasoconstrictor helps as a decongestant very quickly but can cause rebound if used regularly. Topical steroids are the most effective treatment for allergies and do not cause rebound. If ones nose is extremely congested, use vasoconstrictor before nasal steroid, but limit vasoconstrictor to less than a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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