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How many times can I use cortisone cream to get rid of pigmentation dots?
Jun 1, 2013

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
Cortisone -Corticosteroid creams- that contain ingredients, such as hydrocortisone, can help fade areas of dark pigmentation and reduce the chance of skin irritation associated with other topical treatments. Topical steroid creams come in many strengths, and ONLY YOUR DERMATOLOGIST will prescribe the strength best suited for your pigmentation problems. Apply these creams exactly as directed and do not stop using them suddenly to prevent illness
generally depending on the situation sometimes cortisone is given twice a day other times 3-4 times a day depending on the type of cream and the severity ,the region ,.....over-use of any steroid cream or ointment, especially for long periods on large areas of skin, can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin or other side effects
hydrocortisone cream must not be used for longer than a week. Consult your doctor if there is no improvement in your skin after seven days, or if you think your skin has got infected during treatment.
If it is used long-term, on large areas of skin, raw skin, skin folds, or under airtight dressings (including nappies) they are absorbed into the body more. This increases the risk of local side effects such as skin thinning, and those on other parts of the body, such as a decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands. For this reason, continuous, long-term use of this medicine should be avoided wherever possible, particularly in children and on large areas of skin. You should only use airtight dressings over the affected area if instructed by your doctor. You should only use this cream for more than seven days or in children if instructed to by your doctor