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Is there an OTC ointment as good as prescription topical steroids?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Depends on needs

Low strength Hydrocortisone ointment and cream for use on skin are available otc.
Higher strength Hydrocortisone and other more potent or specialized use steroid creams are only available by prescription.

In brief: Depends on needs

Low strength Hydrocortisone ointment and cream for use on skin are available otc.
Higher strength Hydrocortisone and other more potent or specialized use steroid creams are only available by prescription.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology

In brief: Wrong Question

Topical steroids do exist in ointment form but can only be prescribed by an eye md for appropriate indications and if steroids are indicated for ocular inflammation, there is no otc substitute.

In brief: Wrong Question

Topical steroids do exist in ointment form but can only be prescribed by an eye md for appropriate indications and if steroids are indicated for ocular inflammation, there is no otc substitute.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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