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I am sorry about your son.
has he been using a medicated antifungal shampoo for his hair and his eyebrows?
like a ketoconazole topical shampoo?
he should get a skin biopsy of his eyebrows.
this will get more information why he is having this condition.
he could have psoriasis of the skin there.
steroid are often needed to treat psoriasis skin issues.
topical steroids do not have the systemic side effects as oral steroids.
does the daktacort steroids help his skin condition?
has he had a skin biopsy yet?
skin condition such as psoriasis can be long term skin conditions
and can need long term steroid cream use.
long term steroid cream use if properly monitored by a doctor usually is fine
and is not problematic
long term oral steroid or IV steroid use can be much more problematic.
the fact that his condition is responding well to steroids suggest that his skin condition is much more likely to be psoriasis
and not seborrheic dermatitis.
yes, I would recommend using the steroid cream, even if it is long term.
and get a skin biopsy to see if he has psoriasis.
he might have to go to a medical center in Florida
or in Porto Rico medical center.
there are many good medical skin centers in London where he can see a dermatologist and get a skin biopsy.
and see if he has psoriasis of his skin.
and he should continue to use the steroid creams since they are helping
and continue to follow up with his doctors.
best of luck to you and him
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it can be through the NHS National Health System.
however, he might have to wait longer for this
paying private for it will be quicker, but he will have to pay.
a antifungal shampoo topical cream would be used for s dermatitis.
daktacort is a steroid, and is better for use of things like psoriasis or skin eczema.
Daktacort hydrocortisone cream contains two active ingredients, miconazole and hydrocortisone.
so there is an antifungal cream in there and also hydrocortisone cream.
so it could possibly help s dermatitis.
and can be used long term under a doctors supervision
the cream is helping his skin condition.
he should use it
and continue to follow up with his doctor to monitor the progress.
and ask for a referral to a dermatology skin specialist.
but the Dakacort has worked better?
have him continue to use it
and see his doctor in follow up
many skin conditions need long term topical cream treatments to get better.
if he continues to use his creams as directed, his condition shouldn't spread.
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make sure your son continues to follow up with his dermatologist.
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