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I am looking for longterm relief from eczema! topical steroid creams are only temporary, what can help me maintain it?
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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