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Temovate Very High Strength Steroid
I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?
Caution!: That is a very potent steroid cream, usually not prescribed for continuous use.It can cause your skin to thin, blood vessels to change, loss of normal elasticity, worsening of skin infections, and rarely can cause systemic symptoms.This is less likely with use on just a "small" part of skin, but small is a relative term! it usually does not shrink keloids. Better would be steroid injected directly. ...Read more
My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?
Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a which are all prescription. ...Read more
Using temovate 3xs a day for vulvar dermatitis. I know its absorbed into system can it raise sugar levels 10 points?
Yes: Temovate is considered a "super-potent" topical steroid. It has been well documented that topical temovate can increase both urine and blood sugar levels. Additionally, applications of temovate to the vulva has been shown to cause adrenal suppression. Speak with you md, do not stop the cream abrubtly if needed, taper down your applications under md guidance. ...Read more
Not known now.: There are many side effects, like allergic reaction, swelling of mouth, redness, hirsuitism, weight gain, muscle weakness, etc. As it is a steroid. However, there does not seem to be any obvious link to cancer. And many people have minor or no effects. It may cause cushing's syndrome, and in diabetics, it can raise the glucose levels, requiring dose adjustment. If the side effects occur see dr. ...Read more
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