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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Continued and prolonged steroid application can cause skin atrophy
or skin thinning with visible thread like veins, acne, redness, and irritation over your face. When steroids
have been used for prolonged periods
there abrupt withdrawal is not advised. It is usually advised that these should be tapered gradually and potency of steroids should be decreased in a stepwise manner. So your dermatologist
is right in her prescription as desonide
is a very mild steroid. Kindly trust your dermatologist and be compliant with the treatment suggested by her.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Kalpana Pathak