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Hydrocortisone cream

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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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
no: That is not the purpose.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
In theory, thin skin: I've never seen otc Hydrocortisone cause thinning though. You have to use it several times a day for very long periods of time, probably months or yea ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeb Teichman
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Mild topical steroid: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is g ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Sanders
38 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Eczema: Clotrimazole is a medication used to treat fungus. Eczema is dry irritated skin and is not a fungus. Use moisturizers like cerave cream which is otc a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it s ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Pretty common.: Fatty (moisturizing) cream must be applied often, and also you may need to change the baby's feeding if he is on formula, to hypoallergenic formula, o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: It's great for the folliculitis variant of tinea versicolor / pityrosporum infection, which is famously confused with acne. Any doubt, get seen by a p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience in Pediatrics
See the pediatrician: The image is too small to see what you're referring to. Eczema and other skin conditions can sometimes resemble ringworm. Hydrocortisone cream may pa ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it will not. Do not use it for this problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes...: ...But it is more commonly promoted for treatment of inflammation in the anorectal area.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Yes : The otc 1% is safe for short term use.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely to help: The rash is due to factors that circulate in the blood & effect their cosmetic changes (rash) beneath the skin surface. No externally applied cream or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for acne. Tje betamethazone may help, bit the antifungal is a waist. Ta ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor supervisioion: clotrimazole/betamethasone can be used for jock itch, if that is what it is, under physician supervision.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eru ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Best not to: First, steroid creams are not antibacterial; they are anti-inflammatory, used for itching, rashes, etc. Broken skin needs to heal, & steroids delay or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Cream: Avoid and Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have adrenal/liver problems, or diabetes. If your symptoms do not improve after 1 or 2 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience in Dermatology
Not usually: Used more for yeast.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
ItWillNotHelpWithAnt: Even though Betamethasone is sometime recommended as an anti inflammatory cream for rash.But Shingles when treated with Antiviral Drugs and studies ha ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Ther is no "cure" for acne only control but desiring is not intended for acne patients.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Duac Side Effects: Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: severe redness, burning, stinging, or peeling of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: They don't interact with each other.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Bring him back : If it bleeds profusely, make sure you apply pressure on the bleeding area for a few minutes until it stops. You should bring him back to his pediatric ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Enough to cover: Not like peanut butter. A thin film of steroid to cover the area of rash.

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