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Wishing all of you A World Skin Health Day full of Awareness and knowledge on 6th April.

I am taking this opportunity to illuminate all of you about the ever growing steroid  creams abuse and refrain from indulging in it.


Steroid containing creams are a huge success in Fairness Industry. It is injudiciously and rampantly used in over the counter (OTC) creams avalaible at chemists and general shops.

What is tempting about these creams is their tall claims of faster results and cheap pricing. They are recommended by pharmacists, Beauticians and our ignorant fellows due to lack of knowledge about its contents and their side effects.

These creams on prolonged use can cause permanent thinning of skin, excessive hair growth on face, pimples, red and sensitive skin and deranged eyesight.


Few combination creams with very potent steroid such as CLOBETASOL or MOMETASONE are being used by non Dermatologist Doctors and pharmacists for Fungal Infections in the groins.

These creams are cheap and offer temporary relief. Its long term use can cause Stretch marks and permanent thinning of skin.

On the occasion of World Skin Health Day , Lets Pledge to Refrain from using creams containing steroids and make friends & family aware about this.


Dr. Shraddha Hemant Sonanis has done her MBBS from TNMC and Nair Hospital, Mumbai. She pursued her post-graduation in Dermatology from Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital Mumbai. She has been practicing Dermatology and Venereology since 2009. She has worked with variuos Lasers and acquired skills in Dermatosurgery. She has 9 Years of experience in Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetology. She has worked with renowned Kaya Skin Clinic for 6 Years. Her special interest is in Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hair loss and Filler treatment. She likes working with new modalities of treatment for various skin disorders. She is skilled in performing aesthetic procedures like Botox, Dermal Fillers, PRP. She is trained in Mesotherapy and PRP treatment for hair loss. She has added USFDA approved Diode Laser for permanent hair reduction in her clinic. She has state of the art lasers for various other skin and hair issues. She devotes time for social causes by taking free check up camps and informative lectures for underpriviledged women and children. She frequently writes in news papers about diseases like vitiligo and leprosy which have social taboo attached to it. She believes that skin care is comprehensive approach including Balanced Diet, Healthy Lifestyle and right products suggested by Dermatologist.

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