Continuous and prolonged use of steroid cream would definitely damage the skin irreparably. However use of steroids
of mild potency, off an on use /weekly use under a doctor's advise could be safe. If despite using steroids you are still getting flare ups, you could try using tacrolimus or pimecrolimus
. I would like to emphasise kindly do not self medicate, always consult a dermatologist
prior to starting any new medication. Hope that solves your query. Take care.