Q. My skin was damaged after using cortisone cream. How to heal it?

Answered by
Dr. Rashmi Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 01, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 26 years old. I am trying to find a way to heal my skin after abuse of cortisone creams. Quite specifically, in between my eyebrows, my skin is seriously thin and looks damaged. I stopped using the cortisone creams before four years, and I was given them to use due to allergic reaction hives. I am skeptical of using acids and any chemicals. I have hyperpigmentation on my forehead and do not want to worsen it. I have been reading vitamin C and vitamin E creams, but do not know which is the best. Thank you.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • How long did you use cortisone cream over the face?
  • Repair of steroid induced damage requires a lot of patience.
  • In mild to moderate cases, gentle cleanser - Cetyl alcohol based with barrier repair agents containing Ceramide and Hyaluronic acid suffice.
  • In cases where damage is severe, we recommend an immunomodulator cream like Pimecrolimus. But, I would not suggest it without your physician checking your skin.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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