I have been us­ing a steroid cream on my face to treat eczema, but now I have a worse rash around my mouth. What should I do?

Good Health (Australia) - - Ask The Experts -

Strong steroid creams used on the face can lead to an over­growth of a small mite called de­modex that can cause a rash with lit­tle red pus­tules. To cure it, you’ll need to stop us­ing the steroid. Your GP can also pre­scribe an­tibi­otics for this. Within a week there will be an im­prove­ment, but of­ten it takes a month to clear up com­pletely.

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