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vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H.In practice since last 35 years.
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Recurrent atopic dermatitis on my upper thigh near the groin

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For some recurrent atopic dermatitis on my upper thigh near the groin area, am I better off using Elidel or 1% hyrdrocortisone. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  vakularen replied 1 year ago.

Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.I would initially use the hydrocortisone for a few days to settle the symptoms.Elidel can then be used (after discussing this with your PCP/Doctor or Dermatologist) for a more permanent cure.

Expert:  vakularen replied 1 year ago.

Elidel is to be avoided if you have a depressed immune system or are taking any drugs which depress the immune system.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would the Hydrocortisone cream be effective and safe?
Expert:  vakularen replied 1 year ago.

Yes,it will help resolve your initial symptoms,it would be safe and effective in the short term. Once the initial symptoms settle down Picrelimus or Elidel can be used.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Problem lessened but retuned aggravated by itching (I was using just moisturizer). I and used Protpoic in past but for whatever reason doctor prescribed Elidel when requested refill. What is preferred treatment? Don't quie follow hydrocortisone till settle down than Elidel. I know Elidel is not a steroid so perhaps better on skin? Recommendations? Thanks.