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How can I remove itching and small pimples on my face which appeared after stopping applying betnovate ?

Hello, I am a 30 year old Female in delhi, I am using Betnovate n from past 11 years on my complete face but i was not aware about its side effects. I got to know, that its a topical steroid , so i have stopped using it from three days and now facing itching on my face and small pimples has appeared. I don t know how can I leave it, as I have used it on regularly basis. Please help...
Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You have made a good decison to stop using betnovate for your face.But yes stopping it can lead to gradual appearance of side effects. Instead of stopping it suddenly you need to step it down with the ultimate goal of completely stopping it, as prolonged use is causes immense harm to your facial skin.
I suggest please meet a dermatologist who can discuss in detail your daily routine and taper it accordingly and also can suggest you ways to deal with side effects based on your skin type.

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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
hi...dear gagan..,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
BETNOVATE is topical steroid with Neomycin cream..,
Suddenly stops will produce ..withdrawal itching, redness.,
burning sensation...So don't stop abruptly..,
U follow these steps..,
1) Slowly tappering tha application Betnovate N...
like...alternatively, once in 2 days, once in 3 this..prolong the course..,
2) After 3 weeks cmpletely stops the cream...and starts the Momentsome cream..,
It is also steroid ., but mild to use...after 1 weeks...tapper it..,
and start with Moisturizing cream...z
3) Tab..Levoctrizine daily night times...,
4) Tab...Betamethasone...Walacort 0.5 mg daily morning times..,
will give very good resuilt...
SUNSCREEN LOTION is every time...thanQ
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