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If you put steroid cream on your legs for psoriasis, can it lead to weight gain?

Related Topics: Psoriasis, Leg, Steroid, Weight Gain

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Associate Clinical Professor, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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No. Applying steroid creams to your skin should not cause you to gain weight.

One of the reasons topically applied steroids are favored over those taken systemically is that you can avoid most of the unwanted side effects of steroid use.

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