Dermatology/Topical steroid


Hi I was also wondering, how do I know if the topical steriod I used caused skin thinning to my one month old son? Is it permanent or will the skin return to its normal state? what will happen if the skin is thinner?

A change in pigment is not considered thinning of the skin. It would be very difficult or almost impossible for a steroid to thin the skin in one month. The steroid would have to be the wrong strength as in a class one like Clobetasol used on the face.


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