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Can topical steroid preparations cause allergic contact dermatitis?

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Can topical steroid preparations cause allergic contact dermatitis? Yes! This has been acknowledged more and more in recent years and, it is one of the many causes for an unsatisfactory response to topical steroid therapy. Allergy to corticosteroids accounts for 4% of allergic contact dermatitis. Potential allergens in topical steroid preparations include: -Preservatives or stabilizer in the vehicle (e.g. parabens, lanolin, ethylene- diamine) -Anti-microbials (e.g. neomycin, clioquinol) -Steroid molecule itself (e.g. hydrocortisone, clobetasol) If you […]