From Arizona, USA:
Can Diprosalic ointment be absorbed into the bloodstream? I think I have a couple of symptoms, but have refused a blood test as I have a fear of needles. I heard that steroids can cause diabetes, especially if used for a long period of time, but does this count for ointments? I have eczema on my legs and have been using Diprosalic for quite a while. How will this have affected me?
Steroids in large doses can cause diabetes. Does this have enough to do this? I don't think anyone could know for sure. If you are using long term steroids, I would see a dermatologist to be sure it is the right treatment. Don't just stop the cream suddenly for you could get sick if the steroid dose has been high enough. Make sure you consult with your physician.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
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