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Doctor insights on: Steroid Based Cream Make Skin

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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How can I lighten the dark skin made by use of steroid creams?

Bleach creams: Bleach creams are a good treatment of dark spots. However these should be used under the advice of a doctor. All the best! ...Read more

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Can skin go back to thicker after using steroid topical cream?

Can skin go back to thicker after using steroid topical cream?

Sometimes: Steroid atrophy caused by topical steroid use is sometimes temporary and self corrects, but sometimes it does not. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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My facial skin is too dry even in summer, have small freckles as well plzz tell me about some good moisturizing creams, but not steroids thnxx?

My facial skin is too dry even in summer, have small freckles as well plzz tell me about some good moisturizing creams, but not steroids thnxx?

Cetaphil or Cerave.: Whether your skin feels dry or not, it is important to use a daily moisturizer. Even acne-prone skin requires daily moisturization to prevent rebound oiliness that appears as an oily sheen to the facial skin. Topical product lines such as cetaphil and cerave are excellent, and even customize various products to your unique skin type. ...Read more

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Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info: What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using steroid creams for dry skin?

What are the risks of using steroid creams for dry skin?

Steroids not great: A 26 year old female with dry skin questions use of steroid creams. Steroid creams can have side effects when used without supervision of a physician, including thinning of the skin and increased bruising. Also, steroid creams can aggravate certain skin conditions. So always see a physician first before using. Dry skin alone should be responsive to application of ointments and creams daily. ...Read more