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by Guest Posts on Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:36 am

steroid cream use

What's the correct amount of time I should be using steroid cream for (Elocon)? My GP said one thing and my dermatologist said another, and I've seen lots of stories online about people becoming addicted to steroid creams and going through withdrawal symptoms. Should I be concerned about Topical Steroid Withdrawal?

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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:05 pm

Re: steroid cream use

Dear Hollie,

Thank you. Dermatologists do not really think that steroid withdrawal exists. On adult body and limbs (but not face and skin folds) you can use Elocon daily for 3 months. But it is too potent for face and skin folds. It is also too strong for a child.

I hope this is helpful.
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Dr Anton Alexandroff
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BSF spokesperson
Cambridge
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Dr Anton Alexandroff
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