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I have had eczema since young and recently got prescribed elomet. 1) Are there major side effects when using Elomet? 2) will I become dependent on Elomet or any other steroid cream in future? 3) Is there a chance that after sometime using Elomet, it wo

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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

Elomet is relatively low potency steroid cream and can be used only at times when the eczema is flaring.
When your skin is clear, your can usually maintain by avoiding triggers and thoroughly hydrating the skin. Thus, when used in this way, side effects are negligible. Dependence can be avoided by employing alternative means for management (see check lists on Health Tap).

In brief: No

Elomet is relatively low potency steroid cream and can be used only at times when the eczema is flaring.
When your skin is clear, your can usually maintain by avoiding triggers and thoroughly hydrating the skin. Thus, when used in this way, side effects are negligible. Dependence can be avoided by employing alternative means for management (see check lists on Health Tap).
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