Should I stop using steroid cream if my skin is red? (photo)
My skin is very red and itchy, and I scratch it a lot. I am wondering how I can get rid of the redness and itchiness?
For the treatment of inflamed or eczematous skin, topical steroids is a good treatment option. Topical steroid creams, however, can cause thinning of the skin and skin atrophy and if this is present, then you may have to consider reducing the strength or stopping the application of steroids and consider using alternative non steroid creams, such as protopic ointment.
It is important to avoid scratching and continue moisturizing the area. If the redness is persistent, you should see your doctor or dermatologist to re-evaluate your condition.