Corticosteroid knowledge 'out of date'

Pharmacists need to be aware of the low risk profile of topical corticosteroids, as they seem to be the source of much misinformation on their dangers, an expert believes.

Associate Professor Gayle Fischer, a gynaecological and paediatric dermatologist, said the result of this misinformation was very poor compliance with treatment, for those who need it.

This was especially true for paediatric patients, where parental concern of side-effects, and in some cases a desire for more natural therapies, led to adverse outcomes in a number of cases.

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