Dangers of Topical Steroids. Can this happen to you? Perhaps you don't think it is possible, Just like myself and many others that I convinced. I made them take the challenge, stop using and see what happens. All 3 flared within 2 weeks. Next topic, how about Protopic and Elidel, they are non steroids. Will talk about my experience with both these ointments. Time for itchy scratchy!