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How long do you typically use a steroid cream for?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of steroid (potency of the steroid), the location on the body being treated (face vs trunk), and the condition being treated.
Most of the time it's important to use the medication as perscribed by your dermatologist/doctor until the condition is under control and then to slowly reduce the frequency of use or stop completely. Important to ask your doctor to avoid problems.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of steroid (potency of the steroid), the location on the body being treated (face vs trunk), and the condition being treated.
Most of the time it's important to use the medication as perscribed by your dermatologist/doctor until the condition is under control and then to slowly reduce the frequency of use or stop completely. Important to ask your doctor to avoid problems.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Varies

As long as necessary.
For a temporary condition less than a week. For chronic conditions several weeks if necessary.

In brief: Varies

As long as necessary.
For a temporary condition less than a week. For chronic conditions several weeks if necessary.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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