Acne is often present. Acne conglobata is a particularly severe form of acne that can develop during steroid abuse or even after the drug has been discontinued. Infections are a common side effect of steroid abuse because of needle sharing and unsanitary techniques used when injecting the drugs into the skin. These are similar risks to IV drug abusers with increased potential to acquire blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS . Skin abscesses may occur at injection sites and may spread to other organs of the body. Endocarditis or an infection of the heart valves is not uncommon.
Immunotherapy is a treatment that is highly recommended for Chronic Renal Disease patients. In this treatment, steroid is also used, but it is used temporarily. Generally speaking, when patients’ illness condition is stable, Chinese medicine will be used to improve kidney function. Kidney disease patients experience various discomforts as failed kidney can not function properly. Therefore, as long as kidney function is improved, these discomforts are relieved effectively. Besides, Immunotherapy treats Chronic Renal Disease by adjusting immune system and strengthening kidney, it causes no side effects during the whole treatment process, so it can be used as an alternative treatment for steroid.