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    Are steroid treatments for eczema safe for use during pregnancy?

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  • The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    Topical steroid creams are quite safe to use while pregnant - however they should be used in short-term bursts to most effectively control flare-ups. 
    That means, using for about a week to ten days to get on top of a flare, then having a break for a few days when the flare is under control. 
    For pregnancy, the stress related to not using topical steroid cream can cause the eczema to flare quite significantly.
    For the most up-to-date treatments for eczema, it is best to obtain a referral to a Dermatologist

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