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Use of steroids in treating dry flaky skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi, I have dry flaky skin on my forehead, quite possibly seborrheic dermatitis and I want to know what you suggest for treating it?
Doctor :   emollients
User :   I have tried using emollient creams but they only prevent flaking for an hour and then it returns, i need something more long term
Doctor :   if emollient are not working
Doctor :   you might need steroids
Doctor :   the dose needs to be calculated
Doctor :   accoerding to the scaling

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