Pro: The Creams Work Magically Fast
Yes, it’s true. Speaking in terms of speed, steroid creams are the fastest treatment available for people suffering from eczema.
In fact, the higher the steroid potency, the more “instant” your itches will stop and your wounds will heal.
Pro: Easy Usage
Many alternative treatments out there require constant care and many other time-consuming acts.
You either apply steroid creams topically, and that’s about 30 seconds of work for the maximum. Heck, you can even take oral steroids, and that’s about 10 seconds?
Pro: Moderate Costs
Cortisone creams made for the skin are not too expensive nor cheap, it’s more around in the middle.
Think of it this way, sacrifice a cup of coffee from Starbucks and get 1 to 2 weeks’ worth of drugs to hide your eczema.
Con: Temporary Results
Cortisone is a class of chemicals that contains steroid hormones when applied, can disrupt the functioning of your body’s hormones linked to inflammatory responses.
In other words, steroids block and delay your itches, which means as soon as you stop the drugs, your eczema is simply going to come back, but even worse.
Con: Addiction & Tolerance
The longer you use these drugs, the more your body can adjust to it, which means as time pass by, you will be more tolerable to the chemicals.
Simply put, the longer you use, the more doses you’ll need, and that’s not all, you’ll also build tolerance to the strength of the steroid, which means you will also need absolutely stronger doses.
Eventually, you’ll even need oral steroids every day to survive.