Over one-quarter of the US population seeks treatment for a dermatologic condition each year. Studies have indicated that the general medical school curriculum places little emphasis on diseases of the skin, and physicians may be ill-prepared to diagnose and manage these conditions. A better understanding of the seven corticosteroid classes and the variety of vehicles in which they are formulated may improve patient satisfaction, patient adherence, and clinical response to treatment when managing conditions of the skin.

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