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The side effects of coal tar in topicals.

The side effects of coal tar in topicals

Coal Tar. Its use in topical medications, the benefits, the consequences.   And what does the FDA stipulate? On the consequences of using coal tar, see also: Treating psoriasis with coal tar is a very old and effective remedy. There are both over-the-counter coal tar medications and prescription coal tar medications. The difference is in the potency. Coal tar can be combined with other psoriasis medications (e.g., topical steroids) or with ultraviolet light. Coal […]

The side effects of steroids in skin care.

Long term side effects of steriods in topicals Skin Atrophy

The biggest problem with using topical steroids? When you quit, the condition gets worse. Adverse 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.     Hypo-pigmentation.     Rebound worsening of the pre-existing skin condition.     Miliaria.     Rosacea, perioral dermatitis, acne.     Skin atrophy with telangiectasia, stellate pseudoscars, purpura, and […]

The link between certain skindisorders, food and stress

The skin The skin reflects a person’s state of health in many ways, including the person’s nutritional status.  A deficiency of vitamin A, for example. leads to rough, dry, scaly skin. A lack of riboflavin causes scaly, greasy red skin, around the nose and mouth and in the ears and eyelids. A vitamin B12 deficiency causes the skin on the face, hands, and feet to turn brown or, if anemia occurs, pale yellow. Zinc deficiency […]