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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Rashes and itching: It's a topical otc steroid (weakest strength) that's used for inflammation of the skin, itchy rashes, sunburns, allergic reactions. Since it's very we ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danica Schulte
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Steroid: Hydrocortisone is used topically to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin. It can be used to treat adrenal insufficiency and other autoimmune or in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erma Benitez
39 years experience in Dermatology
Reduce inflammation: over the counter hydrocortisone will perhaps reduce the redness and tenderness of a boil but it is no substitution for treatment. You cannot dismiss ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: OTC hydrocortisone creams are usually 1%.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive. The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat inflammation or swelling of something.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or sho ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Solucortef (hydrocortisone)?: For an endocrinologist, this drug is given by IV or into the muscle during medical emergencies for patients who have adrenal insufficiency. We prescr ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Steroids: Steroids come in many different chemical formulations. All bind to the steroid receptor inside cells and all cause the same anti-inflamatory effects; ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching.
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