Hi Denise, I haven't taken flovent so I can't help you with that but if you are taking steroids for asthma there are so many other treatments out there that you might be able to take. By steroids, do you mean prednisone? That is usually a short course for 5 or 6 days. I assume you take flovent for your long term inhaler. There are many other long term inhalers that will not do that to your skin. Do you see a pulmonologist? If not I would suggest getting an appointment. PCPs do not know enough about lung function to really correctly prescribe the right meds. I take symbicort for my long term inhaler and I have absolutely no symptoms from it and it has worked so well from the 1st day I started it. There is also advair, xolair, ventolin, a number of others that you might tolerate better. What good is a med if it is going to give you such problems. Also, I just started taking singulair for allergies as well as asthma and it is great and gives me no side effects. I do have albuterol for a rescue. If you can't take albuterol you might ask about xopenex. It is rescue but is a different type and is much milder. Maybe you need to have a portable nebulizer at home to help you. I am just trying to give you some ideas. I hope you find something that works well for you. I will be thinking of you. Please keep me posted on how you are doing. I do strongly urge you to get a pulmnologist if you don't have one. Good luck.
P.S. Singulair is particularly good for pollen, tree particles, mold