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Safely Dilute Steroid Creams
Decrease frequency: At first creams are typically used twice a day. Once the condition is under control decrease to once a day and then when possible every other day. This is called weaning, similar to when steroids are used orally. It is better to wean than use stop and restart. Stronger creams should not be used on sensitive area such as inner thighs, armpits, face , because ti can thin skin and cause stretch marks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially: Long term use of topical steroids can cause atrophy or thinning of the skin - and also dilated vessels and possibly scarring. You need to speak to your prescribing physician to determine your exact course which is usually limited to 1-3 weeks depending on your exact underlying condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent and long duration usage of steroid creams will lead to addict(depend) the skin to that cream? if so what is the duration steroids can be used?
Short times. : The skin will be come thin, shiny and frequently have little arteries showing in the skin Can take a long time to recover especially on the face. Should not use longer than a week to 19 days. follow prescriber instructions. ...Read more
Not likely.: According to the a web search, dr. Reddy niltan cream is an otc, homeopathic product that some believe to have beneficial effects on degeneration of the knees. The active ingredients appear to be boswellia serrata extract, coriander seed oil, ; liquorice extract. None to my knowledge have any steroid effect on the body; some of the perceived benefit may be boswellia's antiinflammatory effects. ...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
Depends: It depends on the type of steroid (potency of the steroid), the location on the body being treated (face vs trunk), and the condition being treated. Most of the time it's important to use the medication as perscribed by your dermatologist/doctor until the condition is under control and then to slowly reduce the frequency of use or stop completely. Important to ask your doctor to avoid problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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