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Can a steroid skin cream can cause psychological or physical harm to a baby?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Not unless...

...The cream is too strong (it can cause thinning of the skin), and that too-strong cream is applied long enough to inhibit secretions from the adrenal gland.
Under normal circumstances, application of any steroid cream approved for use on children will not have any psychological or physical consequences.

In brief: Not unless...

...The cream is too strong (it can cause thinning of the skin), and that too-strong cream is applied long enough to inhibit secretions from the adrenal gland.
Under normal circumstances, application of any steroid cream approved for use on children will not have any psychological or physical consequences.
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