Do topical steroids have any side effects?

Side effects of topical steroids vary depending on whether you are using a prescription or an over-the-counter form. Side effects of topical steroids include skin discoloration, burning or irritation. If any of these side effects worsens, or you experience any other abnormal symptoms, you should contact your doctor right away.

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