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Dermatitis from too strong steroid cream?

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My dentist cut the side of my mouth and I've been trying to treat the swelling.

So, I had this steroid cream that I *stupidly* put on last night.

This morning... the edge of my mouth is a giant red and swollen lump.

After doing some research I find that you can get a kind of an infected dermatitis from using strong steroids on the face.

Has anyone had this happen?

Do you think just using the cream for one night would give me an infection?

I've got it covered in Neosporin now.

I'm desperately hoping it's just irritated skin and will go away.

Thanks for any advice!

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I don't think just one night could be enough to give you an infection. Just keep putting neosporin on it, and i'm sure it will go away.

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Use Sudocrem or Vaseline on the area...keep applying and it'll go away :dance:

Well, three days of slathering it with vitamin e, Neosporin, and cocoa butter but it's still red and swollen.


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