Ask any eczema sufferer Earth right now, almost everyone knows about cortisone creams. However, some of the people know only half of the story.
Some people believe these steroid creams are the perfect cure, but the truth is, there are many disadvantages.
Let me tell you the pros and cons for using these drugs to treat your eczema.
Pro #1) 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 #2) 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 #3) 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 #1) 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 #2) 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.
Con #3) Side Effects
All drugs come with side-effects, and prolonged use of cortisone creams can ruin your body.
Cortisone is normally recommended for use never for more than 14 days in a row. If not, side effects include:
– Skin thinning and degrading
– Easy bruising
– Weakened skin protective barrier function
– Build-up of toxins in your body
– Suppressing your hormones from proper functioning
As you can see the comparison of pros & cons of using cortisone creams for your eczema, it is obvious that the advantages of using artificial chemicals are more about helping the industry to make more money, and worst of all, the results are temporary.
Conclusion? Never use cortisone creams.