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Topical Steroid Withdrawal Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • If you’ve been using topical steroids on your skin for a while and you notice a rash—scaling/peeling or very red or pus-filled bumps—when you stop using it, see a healthcare provider.
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Symptom relief

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  • Apply ice or cool compresses to your irritated skin.
  • Try taking an oral OTC antihistamine to help with the reaction.
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