So, now, it is time to share some photos my current skin problems that started developing back in May of 2009, and its January 2010. Most definitely, the skin problems have gotten much better, but they are still there for sure. I have been prescribed things like Clobetosol which is a very storng steroid cream. UV Rays, other rx creams, and other stuff I don’t remember. I really don’t think these skin problems are here to stay forever right? But, again, the consensus from the doctors at Stanford Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is that my skin problems are a direct side effect from the Humira.
There are many, many different steroids.
Anabolic steroids are the ones that can get abused by athletes.
Corticosteroids are the ones used to treat inflammation.
Long term use of steroids can be a problem but when it's used to treat an inflammation, it's very short term.
I don't get poison ivy often but when I do the reaction will not shut down on it's own (my record for scratching was just over 2 months) and a Prednzone series (steroid) is the only thing that stops it.
When my son was 3, he was on the same thing for 2 weeks to try to shrink his tonsils (worked while he was taking it, but they blew back up when we finished, so we had them out).
Not being able to breathe is way worse than the little dose of steroid that is used to help clear it up.