Topical Steroids

Corticosteroid medicines that are applied over the face, eyelids, perianal skin, or body folds to treat eczema, rash, and dermatitis are called topical steroids. These topical steroids have anti-inflammatory properties. Topical steroids are used to treat conditions like atopic dermatitis, xerotic eczema, scabies, dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, etc.

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