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stretch marks?

Im 26, I was on steroids (prednisolone) a few months back, and a couple of months after id finished them i started getting stretch marks on my bum and top of my leg. They have got worse and now are really bad and I seem to be getting more and have them coming on my breasts now too. I dont know if its the steroids that could have caused it and some sort of after effect, of because i put on half a stone. but its not like iv put on mass amounts of weight, an theyr still getting worse instead of better. Any ideas?
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1641357 tn?1470495393
Not sure if that would cause it.  I would try cocoa butter and vitamin E see if it helps.
563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
Stretch marks can appear when there is rapid stretching of the skin. It is common in rapid gaining or losing of weight, pregnancy, puberty, cushings syndrome and overuse of steroids.

Creams containing alpha hydroxyl acids and retin-A are said to be useful in decreasing the stretch marks but the advertised antimarks creams have no proof of effectiveness. Eat healthy, nutritious food ,drink plenty of fluids and do moderate exercises. Laser therapy and dermabrasion, alone or in combination have also been shown to be effective in diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. For that you need to consult a dermatologist.

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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