The term dermatoses is generally defined as any defect or condition located on the skin.1

Corticosteroids are steroid medications that work to reduce swelling, inflammation, and redness of certain skin conditions.2

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses are skin conditions that can be successfully treated with corticosteroid medications.1-2

TYPES OF Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses (CRD)
Scalp Psoriasis3
Psoriasis is a condition that causes buildup of dead skin cells on the skin. These can appear as raised, red, white crusted patches, scales or flakes which can be itchy and painful. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body. Scalp psoriasis is a form of psoriasis located on the scalp.
Eczema can cause the skin to become red or itchy. There are also other types of eczema that can cause the skin to blister or peel. Ask your doctor to determine which type of eczema you have to receive the right treatment.
Atopic dermatitis4
Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema. Dry skin, redness, itching, skin cracking, rashes or sores can occur. People who come from families with a history of atopic dermatitis are more likely to develop this condition.

Corticosteroids (steroids) are one of the most commonly used topicals for reducing swelling or redness. Steroids can come in a variety of forms such as:

  • Solution
  • Lotion
  • Gel
  • Ointment
  • Foam
  • Shampoo
  • Cream
  • Spray
  • Tape

When discussing your corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses (CRD) with your healthcare provider, consider these questions.

What type of corticosteroid-responsive dermatosis do I have?
I constantly need relief from itch, especially when I’m on-the-go. Which treatment is best for me?
I have scalp psoriasis; will my medication damage my hair?
Burning and stinging are problems for me, is an alcohol-free medication right for my condition?
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References: 1. MedlinePlus. Medlineplus.gov. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001481.htm. Accessed June 8, 2020. Updated June 2, 2020. 2. National Psoriasis Foundation. Psoriasis.org. https://www.psoriasis.org/sites/default/files/topicals_booklet_3.pdf. Accessed June 8, 2020. 3. National Psoriasis Foundation. About Psoriasis. https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis. Updated March 8, 2020. Accessed May 4, 2020. 4. National Eczema Association. Nationaleczema.org. https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/. Accessed June 8, 2020.


HALOG® Solution (Halcinonide Topical Solution, USP) 0.1%, HALOG (Halcinonide Cream, USP) 0.1% and HALOG (Halcinonide OINTMENT, USP) 0.1% are indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.



Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparations.


Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients.

Conditions which augment systemic absorption include the application of the more potent steroids, use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings. Application to a large surface area or under an occlusive dressing should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HPA axis suppression by using the urinary free cortisol and ACTH stimulation tests, and for impairment of thermal homeostasis. If HPA axis suppression or elevation of the body temperature occurs, an attempt should be made to withdraw the drug, to reduce the frequency of application, substitute a less potent steroid, or use a sequential approach when utilizing the occlusive technique.

Children may absorb proportionally larger amounts of topical corticosteroids and thus be more susceptible to systemic toxicity. Administration of topical corticosteroids to children should be limited to the least amount compatible with an effective therapeutic regimen. Chronic corticosteroid therapy may interfere with the growth and development of children.

In the presence of dermatological infections, the use of an appropriate antifungal or antibacterial agent should be instituted. If a favorable response does not occur promptly, the corticosteroid should be discontinued until the infection has been adequately controlled.

Use in Specific Populations

Topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Drugs of this class should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts, or for prolonged periods of time.

Systemically administered corticosteroids are secreted into breast milk in quantities not likely to have a deleterious effect on the infant. Caution should be exercised when topical corticosteroids are administered to a nursing woman.

Adverse Reactions

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings (reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence): burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.

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