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I asked dr about bad cracking and bleeding dry skin - she thinks eczema. She prescribed me steroid cream. What are risks of using this? Side effects?

Well. Short-term steroid cream rarely have any side effects except if they're put on infected skin. The higher the strength the steroid cream the more likely to get the side effects of thinning of the skin hypopigmentation diabetes and osteoporosis. With typical use of steroid cream's serious side effects are rare ask your doctor for specific advice. Read more...

Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info. What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. Read more...
Atrophy of skin. Prolonged use of steroid creams can result in local skin thinning (atrophy). With psoriasis there are so many effective drugs that any chronic care should be under supervision of a Dermatologist. They can allay many of your fears and conttoll the disease. Read more...

Asked dr. About my dry skin problems & she quickly insistedshe'd prescribe steroid cream, but I just want to find the cause instead. What should I do?

See another doc. A 26 year old female with dry skin. If dry skin is just the problem, and you don't have any large areas of severe dry patches or excoriated or infected skin, there is no need to jump to steroid creams. Dry skin can be exacerbated by cold dry weather, also by certain products you are using on your skin. Only use ointments and creams like vaseline, aquaphor, vanicream, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil 2x/day. Read more...

My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now. Is steroid cream safe option?

Yes. Lots of babies get eczema - and steroid creams are 100% safe if used appropriately. First, be sure that you use lots of moisturizer on these areas twice per day - this alone can sometimes fix the problem. If not, mix the moisturizer 50/50 with 1% hydrocortisone, or if you have a prescription cream, use that, and apply. Use the creams generously and consistently - should improve in 10 days. Read more...