Thanks for postings your query to HCM.
As per your query you need an advice on folic acid
in Eczema. The very first thing is that eczema is actually a very broad term. We see patients everyday where they are using this common terminology and the things comes out to be different than what one tells. The next thing is-are you applying these steroids
under guidance of a dermatologist or as self medication
. If you are applying under self medication then it should be stopped at once.
Now there are many a possibilities of your skin condition:
1. Tinea :Fungal infections (high possibility of this as there is high recurrence in fungal infections after stoppage)-
2. Lichen simplex chronicus: condition arising by continuous scratching (condition can arise back back can not become worsens at once immediately after stoppage)
: A condition of over proliferation of skin (But the problem is your histor and examination is not complete in itself for this diagnosis. )
All of the above and certain more conditions actually responds to steroids. If you are in guidance of dermatologist then ask the person to review it properly or can go for some simple tests or at last for biopsy
as best part of the diagnosis. Otherwise also you can take a second opinion
regarding the same.
Now for role of folic acid --there is no direct evidence of this to be working as a main medication in any of the eczema or other of skin condition. It can work as a supplementary therapy but not main therpay so the question of dosage doesn't arise for your condition.
Kindly consult a dermatologist
for best of guidance and treatment who can also guide you better regaring the mode of application of steroids if at all needed and also will take care of side effects which have already happened.
Get well soon.
with best health wishes,
Dr Sanjay K Kanodia