Internal Medicine, Family Medicine

Topical Steroids: How to Choose

Mark Denis P. Davis, M.D

How do I decide which topical steroid potency to use?
What vehicles are suitable for different clinical situations?
What quantity should be prescribed?

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  • 0:00

    Introduction and Objectives

  • 3:11

    History of Corticosteroids

  • 4:56

    Topical Corticosteroids - Which one to use?

  • 7:40

    Low Potency Hydrocortisone 1%

  • 8:16

    Mid-potency Triamcinolone 0.1%

  • 9:08

    High Potency Clobetasol/Fluocinonide

  • 10:12

    What vehicle?

  • 12:20

    How much to apply?

  • 13:22

    How long should topical steroids be used?

  • 14:24

    Case Scenarios: Which steroid? Which vehicle? How much?

  • 22:56

    Alternatives

  • 24:27

    Off-label use: Calcineurin inhibitors

  • 25:09

    Calcineurin inhibitors: the Black Box Warning

  • 32:10

    How do we do wet dressings