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What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

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...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks.
Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely.

In brief: Overuse of...

...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks.
Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely.
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