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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
42 years experience Family Medicine
Seborrhea: This type of skin disorder usually responds to a mild steroid cream like the OTC 1% hydrocortisone but occasionally in cases that are more resistant a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Identify cause first: Before attempting to cover hydrocortisone cream with an occlusive dressing to make it more potent, it would be important to first identify the cause o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: While the typical otc Hydrocortisone creams are usually 1/2 %, no more than 1% it is still possible to develop side effects with overuse with them. T ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids on the face: Topical steroid use on the face can be associated with scarring and discoloration. Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid which is safe to use spari ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: It is best to avoid using Hydrocortisone creams on the face unless specifically directed by a dermatologist. Steroids, like hydrocortisone, cause sens ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
no: That is not the purpose.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: It is possible for topical steroids to lighten one's skin. Typically this is associated with higher potency topical steroids that have been used for a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Permethrin: did you mean permethrin rather than premethalin! , well I don't see a necessity, unless you feel the irritation sometimes felt after applying the perm ... Read More
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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