How do you use topical corticosteroids to treat psoriasis?
A few simple tips can help you get the best results -- and keep you safe, too:
- Follow instructions. Don't wing it. Your doctor will tell you how often to apply the medicine.
- Don't overdo it. When you put it on your skin, use a small amount and only on the area that needs treatment.
- Use it only on your skin. Never use a topical corticosteroid on your eyes unless your doctor tells you to. It can cause glaucoma or cataracts.
- Keep an eye on the calendar. Use this treatment only for as long as your doctor says you should.
- Don't stop suddenly. If you do, it can make your psoriasis flare up. To keep that from happening, your doctor will slowly decrease the amount you use.
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