Cortisone: Tridesilon, Desowen, Westcort, Elacon, Aclovate

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From:  “Linda Sy MD” 
Date:  Wed Mar 31, 1999  9:19 am
Subject:  [rosacea] Re: Cortisones

Margaret, The non-fluorinated cortisone creams/ointments are less potent and cause less side effects for the delicate thin areas like the face, neck etc. Hydrocortisone & brand name types such as Tridesilon, Desowen, Westcort, Elacon, Aclovate are some examples of these. They should however, be used for short term only and discontinued once the acute rash mostly seborrheic dermatitis subsides. There are other topicals that work well for SB such as Nizoral Cream and this should be used before reaching for the steroid creams. However, for acute & severe rashes, the cortisone preps. are very effective and one should not be fearful of them, as long as this is given for the right diagnosis by a physician.

Linda Sy M.D.
Linda Sy Skin Care
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—–Original Message—–

From: margaret howell
To: rosacea-support
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 1:37 PM
Subject: [rosacea] Cortisones


Recently a member was trying to find out some information on cortisones-fluorinated vs. non-fluorinated. I used Tridesilon(non-fluorinated) for years and only found out this year that I should discontinue use. All the articles that I find about cortisone induced rosacea state that the fluorinated cortisones cause thinning of the skin and can lead to rosacea. What about the non-fluorinated ones? What kind of damage can these do?

Margaret H.

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