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Using betnovate cream on face, skin getting itchy and red, small zits on forehead, cheeks, chin. What to so ?

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. I am 24 years old. Now I have stopped its use from 3 weeks. My skin was itching the first week and red and small zits started appearing and now it has left dark spots. I am on homeopathic treatment my doctor told me to apply cold milk for itchy skin and it worked but what about the dark spots. What should i do? please suggest
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Betnovate is a strong steroid - long term use has several hazards, including skin atrophy. Your skin may end up worse in the end! You are wise enough to have stopped now.
Self medication is fraught with dangers! It is wise to see a skin specialist - generally, they may give antihistamine, moisturising lotions, and if there be a need for steroid, they will advice the least harmful one like simple hydrocortisone.
I am not competent to comment on other systems of medicine!
Good luck
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