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Is it safe 2 use topical steroids in the genital area?
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
In brief: Depends on Type
There are 6 classes of steroids ranging from ultra-high potency (class 1) to very low potency (class 6).
Low potency steroids from class 5 & 6 are usually safe to use in the genital area for a limited amount of time. There are alternative non-steroid creams (calcineurin inhibitors) that may be more appropriate. See your doctor to decide on the best choice for your condition.

In brief: Depends on Type
There are 6 classes of steroids ranging from ultra-high potency (class 1) to very low potency (class 6).
Low potency steroids from class 5 & 6 are usually safe to use in the genital area for a limited amount of time. There are alternative non-steroid creams (calcineurin inhibitors) that may be more appropriate. See your doctor to decide on the best choice for your condition.
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