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Are there side effects of corticosteroids used to treat psoriasis?

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The possibility of side effects depends on the strength of the corticosteroid, the area you cover with the drug, and how long you use it. To lower you risk, your doctor may look for the weakest one that can get the job done in the shortest time. Some common side effects that could happen to you:

  • Thinning of your skin
  • Changes in skin coloring
  • Easy bruising
  • Stretch marks
  • Reddening skin
  • Infections
  • Increased light sensitivity
Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on February 24, 2016
Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on February 24, 2016

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