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Do steroid creams make skin thinner?

Do steroid creams make skin thinner?

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 more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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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?

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

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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