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hydrocortisone on face
I read on this forum once that skin thinning on the face after using hydrocortisone a bit too much is reversible. I've googled and searched for hours upon hours and haven't found any cures or ways to reverse skin thinning. I know i used the hydrocortisone too much and that has to be the reasoning for red and flaky skin on my cheeks. So my question is how is this reversible?
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Hello,
What you have is called steroid induced rosacea. Steroid induced rosacea or dermatitis is an adverse effect of using steroids. Some patients develop steroid-induced rosacea within weeks of applying a topical steroid; others may not experience it for years.

Using tacrolimus often resolves the itch, redness, and tenderness of steroid-induced rosacea but it should be taken after a dermatologist’s guidance. Avoiding rosacea triggers, such as caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol, also may help clear the skin. If the symptoms persist then please consult a dermatologist. Also use of antibiotic creams, antihistaminics, sun screens helps but consultation of a dermatologist is required first.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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This actually sounds right. I've had people comment that i probably have rosacea. I have all the "symptons" i would assume that a rosacea patient has. My skin is actually pretty decent in the summer time, usually gets redder the hotter it is or the more i excercise, but its definately the worst in winter. They are definately sensitive to the littlest bit of weather change and living in Wisconsin doesn't help that at all with a short summer and long winter. I have an appointment with my dermatologist tomorrow and i'll see what he thinks. Thanks
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