Hi, Thanks for posting your query to HCM.
have the tendency to cause side effects when used for long period of time. Especially the high potency steroid (clobetasol
) are known for the side effects such as atrophy
of skin. As per your problem you have applied clobetasol for only one night, so it is quite unlikely for the side effect of atrohic changes to appear in a single day. The only reason might be you applied the cream in lot of quantity so because of the remnants of the cream it is appearing as discolored i.e. hypo-pigmented. Though epidermal atrophy is possible but is not that early to appear in a night, and if occurs is reversible. So, kindly relax yourself as this discoloration is totally reversible even if think of epidermal atrophy in that short period of time!!
But be careful to apply your steroid cream done under dermatological guidance. The simple fundamental is - a pea size amount of cream on the tip of finger is sufficient for area of palm size known as 1FTU.
So do take care next time,
with best health wishes
Dr Sanjay K Kanodia