Diprovate Cream Discontinuation

Patient : Hi Doc I have been using diprovate plus (Betamethasone Dipropionate and Zinc Sulphate Cream) on my face since last 4 years. I am 20 now and tried to discontinue this cream several times but after 4-5 day my face get full of rashes and pimples. Consulted several dermatologists but that didn't helped.
Symptoms:  Rashes on face
Doctor :   Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor. Diprovate is a steroidal cream which makes the skin to glow and shine initially, bu t the skin gets addicted to it simultaneously. On withdrawal, various side effects appear like flare of pimples, pigmentation. I usually advise my patients to slowly taper the steroid by shifting to milder potency steroid and ultimately stop it completely. Along with oral antibiotics like doxycycline/tetracycline is also started. Topical benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin also help. Consult your Doctor and share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Take care.

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