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Betnovate cream, itching redness, small pimples

Hi. I have been using betnovate cream on my face for years now. I wash my face before going to sleep every night and apply it on my face. I tried to stop using it but can t cos my skin gets very itchy and red and small zits start appearing on forehead , cheeks and chin if i do not apply it on my face for a day even. I have a combination skin and i started using betnovate cream without any consultation with a doctor. Therefore i am now completely dependent on betnovate in order to avoid zits and itchiness. What should i do? I want to discontinue using betnovate cream..please suggest what should i do?
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi jaff,

Prolonged application of potent steroid like betnovate over face is very harmful.

It can cause whitish striae over face ,telangiectasia or visible blood vessels, thinning of skin , excessive hair growth, bleeding patches.

I suggest you to immediately stop betnovate application .

Consult a dermatologist who will help with the symptoms of steroid withdrawl.

use anti allergic drugs and good quality moisturizer on face.

hope this helps.

Dr Sudarshan
Answered: Sun, 20 May 2012
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