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Having Severe Steriod Withdrawal Symptoms As My Arms Are Extreme Red

Hi. I was prescribed hydrocortisone 1% for acute eczema , with periodic bouts of celestroderm & elomet during extreme flare-ups. This has gone on for 15 yrs or so. Now I think I might be having severe steriod withdrawal symtoms as my arms are angry fire-engine red. I hadn t realised I couldn t stop cold turkey. After suffering for over 2 months of intense pain I finally succumed to reusing steriods. I loathe to continue using steriods but I don t know how to stop. Should I wean off slowly, hence how to go about doing so, or go cold turkey and ride out the symptoms, and if so what should I expect eg how long before I recover ? Appreciate any help.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011
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Gradually wean off the topical steroids and start with internal herbal compounds like gandhak rasayan haridra khand tab. allerin as an alternative after gradual withdrawl you can wash the area with neem or trifla decoction and apply home made butter after washing with water over hundred times, in ayurved it is called shat dhaut ghrit.
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Having Severe Steriod Withdrawal Symptoms As My Arms Are Extreme Red

Gradually wean off the topical steroids and start with internal herbal compounds like gandhak rasayan haridra khand tab. allerin as an alternative after gradual withdrawl you can wash the area with neem or trifla decoction and apply home made butter after washing with water over hundred times, in ayurved it is called shat dhaut ghrit. dr_patients@hotmail.com