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What is the suggestion for dryness and red rashes after stop applying betnovate cream ?

Hello Dr. I was using Betnovate skin cream from last three years. I used it in night appox three times in a week. My skin was very nice while I was using the same but I felt that when I left it for about 5-6 days, my skin becomes dry and patchy. I thought to leave it from than but it's almost 1 month of leaving and I could not get my skin fine. This is dry and some red rashes are there. Please suggest, what should I do?
Sat, 2 Nov 2019
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Betnovate cream is an anti inflammatory steroid. Topical corticosteroids creams should not be used without the prescription of a doctor. It is advisable to be applied not more than four weeks. You have been using the cream since three years, it is too long a period. Commonly such long use of corticosteroid creams on the face result in weakening & thinning of the skin.

This is a side effect, you are suggested to visit a dermatologist & get physically examined. In the meantime, you can apply cold compress for relieve. Calamine lotion or Soframycin cream can be applied topically. You can take non sedating antihistamines to help reduce the allergic reaction.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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