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Topical Steroid Cream
Prescription creams: 1% Betamethasone Valerate or Kenalog (triamcinolone) are only available in US by prescription. Might work, but less likely as get older, i.e. your age. Will not work if phimotic ring is scarred, in which case surgery is only viable option. 0.Try it, might help nut don't be disappointed if it does not or recurs. ...Read more
Maybe: If your skin turned white or lightened in color this will usually go away. If small blood vessels are visible or if you are using the cream on your face and it is red this may be permanent. ...Read more
No: The blood levels from topicals are very low. That is not an issue. ...Read more
See below: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks and will improve or cure in >70%. The risks are minimal but prolonged use can cause thinning of the skin, and use of the cream extensively over the body can inhibit adrenal steroids. ...Read more
Transition Off: If you are clear, you can go to application every other day, then taper slowly over the next week. Also, there are "non-steroid" creams/ointments called calcineurin inhibitors that can extend the cleared periods for chronic eczema. Also, "skin barrier creams" are helpful as they help maintain the disrupted skin barrier in people with eczema. A coordinated skin care plan is a must for eczema. ...Read more
Can using a topical steroid cream such as fluocinonide everyday for 6-months cause kidney stone to form?
How long is topical steroid cream (triamcinolone acetonide) effective once applied on skin? 1 hour? Several hours? Trying to decide when to wash off.
I accidentally just ingested tricortone topical steroid cream (for dermatitis and eczema) after applying it to my hands? Any harm or effect to bc pill?
No.: It will have no effect at all. ...Read more
Can I use topical steroid cream to flatten hypertrophic scar on nose? I am afraid of injection, it may cause atrophy&have read about topical use&success
I washed my sex toy in dish washing soap and it got in my vagina causing an awful reaction. What over the counter topical steroid cream can I get that will get rid of swelling (internal and external) and pain? I am already being treated for the yeast infe
Confusing....: Hmm... Confusing situation. I doubt dish washing soap would cause such a severe reaction. Maybe allergy to the plastic (or whatever the toy is made of)? If there have been sexual exposures with partners, maybe it's an STD e.g. herpes. This isn't something you should be trying to sort out on your own. See your doctor, ideally whoever diagnosed and is treating your yeast infection. Good luck! ...Read more
They can: A little of the cortisone can be absorbed into the body. Part of this depends on how muchis placed on your body. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more
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
Yes: They decrease redness. If too strong used for too long a time, causes skin atrophy. ...Read more
How long does it take for high strength topical steroid creams on the face to cause side effects especially skin thinning?
Many Factors Involve: Chronic eczema is often treated with long term use of topical steroids. However, using them in this way requires frequent breaks and good follow up with your doctor to make sure you are not having side effects. It also depends a lot on the strength of the steroid and where you are putting them. Eczema requires a coordinated skin care plan of which steroids are a small part. See your doctor. ...Read more
I am looking for longterm relief from eczema! Topical steroid creams are only temporary, what can help me maintain it?
Skin Care Plan: Chronic eczema is often treated with long term use of topical steroids. However, using them in this way requires frequent breaks and good follow up with your doctor to make sure you are not having side effects. It also depends a lot on the strength of the steroid and where you are putting them. Eczema requires a coordinated skin care plan of which steroids are a small part. See your doctor. ...Read more
No.: There are many types of steroid creams all work for different stages of eczema or locations. "weak" steroid cream good for face ears and neck, for example. "strong" steroid cream suitable for chronic, thickend eczema. Sometimes, steroid creams loose their potency and become ineffective after a longterm usage. (there is debate why it's that). You'd better let your dermatologist decides what's best. ...Read more
I have a rash on my lower right leg for over 1 year. I have seen two specialist and have used different type of topical steroid creams. Help?
I have a papular rash all over my body for about 3 mnths now & using topical steroid creams but the rash is really stubborn. Is this viral/bacterial?
Can't tell: You need to see a dermatologist, kindly ask your doctor for referral, good luck ...Read more
Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?
Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). Treatment is avoidance of allergens and topical steroids like vanos and emollients like cerave cream. ...Read more
What topical steroid cream is safe to use for treating vitiligo during pregnancy. A doctor prescribed Melanocyl. Is it ok to use it?
I have enlarged pores after using topical retinoid which I used to for deep lines after using topical steroid in cream I didn't now it has. Help me?
Stop using it: Steroid creams were never intended to treat facial lines and have no value for that purpose. ...Read more
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