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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Will it even work?: Hydrocortisone is the weakest of all topical corticosteroid agents. It is sold over-the-counter in concentrations 5 to 10 times the potency of the pre ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt the need: A fetus floats around in moisture more intense than the best skin creams.A newborn must acclimate their skin to the dry air around them and our effort ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: but you must rewash all towels which have been treated with the fabric softener to avoid recurrence.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
No: In general, Hydrocortisone cream is mean for (outside) skin, not mucosal surfaces like vagina or mouth. It also depends upon why your vagina is burnin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Tpical steroids: Topical steroid typically are not very effective for yeast infection. Thay can potentially make yeast infection worse.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Not the best: You would be better off with a combined medication such as one containing an antifungal and a steroid. Oral or topical steroids alone can predispose ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The Hydrocortisone will help with the itching and irritation, but you will still need to use an anti fungal medication to get rid of the yeast causing ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Depends: if you're uncircumcised, it may be time for circumcision. If you've already been circumcised oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets 250 mg daily for two w ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
1% HC: Hi~ yes its the mildest of cortisone creams and you can use it quite liberally. Not for 20 years though. For a reasonable period, 4-6 months or so. Th ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes safe: 1%,topical hydrocortisone is safe it use as directed on the label.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not really.: Chronic use of any tolical asteroids can thin skin and increase capilerization. This takes a while with non-fluorinated steroids, but is much more c ... Read More

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