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Is it ok if I used topical steroid creams for eczema or dermatitis long term?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
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