Allergic reactions, including neurodermatitis, bullous dermatitis, hypersensitivity reactions to medications, and serum sickness. In anaphylactic reactions, corticosteroids should not be used to treat an acute condition, but they can be effective for preventing the last stage of an allergic reaction. ; Rheumatic diseases, especially severe rheumatoid arthritis, if necessary, to achieve a favorable effect from anti-rheumatic drugs of prolonged action. Corticosteroids are indicated for short-term treatment of extra-articular rheumatism (epicondylitis, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, synovitis, bursitis) and psoriatic arthritis. At the last indication, corticosteroids are recommended in case of exacerbation and as maintenance therapy. ;Dermatology diseases: herpetiform bullous dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, severe polymorphic erythema, severe psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, discoid lupus, focal alopecia, and various acute and chronic dermatoses. ; Ophthalmological diseases: severe acute and chronic allergic and inflammatory conditions, including allergic conjunctivitis, allergic marginal corneal ulcers, inflammation of the anterior segment of the eye, chorioretinitis, diffuse posterior uveitis and choroiditis, herpes zoster of the eye, iritis and iridocyclitis, keratitis, optic neuritis and sympathetic ophthalmia. ; Endocrine diseases: primary and secondary adrenal cortex insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia caused by a malignant tumor, subacute thyroiditis, and Addison’s disease. Diseases of the digestive system: regional enteritis (Crohn’s disease) and ulcerative colitis during exacerbation. ; Respiratory diseases: aspiration pneumonitis, berylliosis, Leffler syndrome, sarcoidosis, and acute miliary tuberculosis. ;Other diseases: tuberculosis meningitis, multiple sclerosis (corticosteroids are used to treat exacerbation of multiple sclerosis; they reduce the duration of the exacerbation, but do not stop the progression of the disease).