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Steroid phobia - the bane facing many skin doctors

Often, patients have wrong assumptions about topical steroids, which have their uses

The toddler had moderate eczema. His skin was dry and he had inflamed skin patches, scratch marks, and scabs as he had scratched his skin till it broke and bled.

The first thing his mother said was "I want my baby's skin to get better. I don't want steroids".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2018, with the headline 'Steroid phobia - the bane facing many skin doctors'. Print Edition | Subscribe