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Side effects for topical steroid creams?

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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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

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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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or shots is that they do not cause steroid related side effects as often or as severely. Side effects form cortisone shots can include weight gain, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, effects on bone health, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more

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Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more

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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

Hemarroids: For hemarroids low potency steroid ointment such as Hydrocortisone 1% or 2% is used to reduce inflammation and swelling die to inflammation. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ? ...Read more

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Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Can you use vanos cream after steroid injections?

Yes: Vanos is a high potency topical steroid. It may be applied after steroid injections if there is still an active, scaly, inflammatory process on the skin. Be careful if the skin is just red, though, to avoid steroid atrophy. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream the same as diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) cream?

Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dip) is: Betamethasone; Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal. A steroid cream is not good to use on any infection, but does stop itch and redness, but blunts immune and inflammatory defenses from ridding the infection. ...Read more

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What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

Steroids: If you are asking whether topical steroids have any value for hair loss during chemotherapy, the answer is that they have no value in this condition. ...Read more

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Using diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream -- any side effects?

YES: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a topical steroid and can lead to chronic and sometimes permanent side effects on the skin like thinning, scarring and increasing or decreasing pigmentation (hyper pigmentation and hypopigmentation). These side effects can be avoided by using the cream sparingly and with frequent breaks. ...Read more

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Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Yes: Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex (calcipotriene) cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids. ...Read more

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