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How do topical steroids relieve pain?

Topical steroids help to relieve pain, inflammation, itching and scaling by blocking chemicals which cause allergic reactions directly on the skin. Topical steroids help to relieve pain caused by different skin conditions, like eczema, or allergic reactions. Topical steroids are available over-the-counter in lower strengths or by prescription at higher strengths.

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