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does hydrocortisone help with itchy skin

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

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Allergic reaction to cosmetics and/or incompletely dried nail polish comes to mind. As long as you are exposed to them, the problem will not go away. ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
it's time: To see your doctor/ dermatologist, as self-medicating won't help, and can't help you either on this limited platform, good luck
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You can but: it may be more logical to apply a skin moisturizer after washing your face on a regular basis to prevent the itching.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Need to resist irrit: Likely the skin in that region is extremely irritated. Skin can heal itself. But it requires the source of irritation to be removed first. If it is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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7-10 days: Consult physician for stronger medication. OK to use OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritant: This is from an irritant reaction because of the alcohol. You may try a hand sanitizer (with a moisturizer)without alcohol or the regular one with a m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Time to see dermatol: It is time to see dermatology and get a definite diagnosis. It may be psoriasis. You can try T-Gel Shampoo which might help.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Antibiotic ointment: If the area is raw, you may apply an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, available over the counter. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Anti-pruritics: There are many ingredients in anti-itch creams including menthol , phenol , oatmeal , pramoxine , benedryl and hydrocortisone

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