TITLE

ABUSE OF TOPICAL STEROID AS COSMETIC CREAM: A SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF STEROID DERMATITIS

AUTHOR(S)
Rathi, Sanjay
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Dermatology;2006, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p154
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents several case reports of steroid dermatitis caused by the misuse of topical steroid as cosmetic cream. One case involved a 25-year old house wife with diffuse erythematous rash, telengiectasia, dryness and pruritus. She used steroid as daily cosmetic cream and as a cure for melesma. Another case involved a 25-year old female who developed dry erythematous rash accompanied by diffuse popular eruptions on the face caused by the use of steroid as fairness cream. The main types of steroid used include Betamethasone valerate, Fluocinolone acetonide and Betamethasone dipropionate.
ACCESSION #
22066796

 

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