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HomeAnswersDermatologyeczemaIs it safe to use Corticosteroid cream on cheeks for eczema?

I am suffering from eczema of cheeks. Are there any side effects in using Corticosteroid?

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Published At October 16, 2014
Reviewed AtJanuary 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have eczema. There is redness in my cheeks. I have used Corticosteroid cream for six days. Are there any side effects in using it?

Answered by Dr. Meha Malhotra

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Corticosteroids should never be applied without a doctor's advise. Also, there are certain steroids which should never be applied on the face.

If you could send me photos and details, I will be able to give you proper suggestions. Till then, do not use anything on your own. It does more harm than good.

Consult a dermatologist online for further treatment --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Meha Malhotra
Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatology

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