Topical corticosteroids are a type of steroid medicine applied directly to the skin to reduce inflammation and irritation.
Topical corticosteroids are available in several different forms, including:
- tapes and bandages
Conditions treated with topical corticosteroids
Conditions widely treated with topical corticosteroids include:
- eczema – such as atopic eczema
- contact dermatitis – which causes symptoms such as dandruff and scaly patches on the skin
Topical corticosteroids cannot cure these conditions, but can help relieve the symptoms.