What are the potential side effects of topical corticosteroids?
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).