After years of using Desonide low potency topical steroid on my face I abrubtly stopped. Within a few days/week I developed an intensely red and raw rosacea like I had never exerienced before.The Derm had me stop all meds and put me on monocycline and everything cleared up after a few weeks.
After my face cleared I still had some isolated red rashes on my neck. The Dermatologist prescribed 60mg of Prednisone for 3 days, then 40 mg for 3 days and finally 20 mg for 3 days. Three days after stopping Prednisone my face got that harsh rash again, increasing in intensity from day 1 to day 3. Finally on day 4 redness is starting to subside.
QUESTION: Can oral corticosteroids like Prednisone cause steroid rosacea like the topical corticosteroids can ?
Steroid induced rosacea is a term which is used for rosacea caused by topical steroid application. However, steroids are known to cause various effects on the skin. These may include rashes and bruising as well nearly all kinds of skin presentations.
I think there was some kind of l;esion which was induced by the use of steroids but cannot be defined as a steroid induced rosacea. However, if you need more clarification, you may take opinion from another dermatologist.
You may find more information at: http://www.skincarephysicians.com/rosaceanet/update.html#Steroid-induced%20Rosacea.
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