What are the potential side effects of topical corticosteroids?

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What are the potential side effects of topical corticosteroids?

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Like all kinds of medications, topical steroids have the potential to produce adverse reactions. Some steroid-induced side effects are listed below: 1) Cutaneous changes -Skin blanching from acute vasoconstriction. -Hypopigmentation. -Rebound worsening of the pre-existing skin condition. -Miliaria. -Rosacea, perioral dermatitis, acne. -Skin atrophy with telangiectasia, stellate pseudoscars, purpura, and striae. -Delayed wound healing. -Hypertrichosis of face. -Allergic contact dermatitis ** (Hydrocortisone).

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