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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on my face

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No: I wouldn't use topical steroids on your face to treat dry skin--i would recommend a good moisturizer such as aquaphor.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
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
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes: The the over the counter strength is safe to use on the face for conditions such as seboorrheic dermatitis. You can start at 1 per cent twice a day an... Read More
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 20 years experience
Low dose short time: Unless medically prescribed and directed by a dermatologist i would refrain from using it on the face. Short courses are okay, but long term use with ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Yes.: It is safe, but it may not be strong enough to be effective, depending on the severity of the irritant dermatitis. If it isn't, a dermatologist can pr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Skin lesions: It is impossible to try and diagnose the cause of skin lesions without seeing these. Don't know if you have access to a dermatologist, but that would ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer : There is nothing in Hydrocortisone that is going to cause numbness. Possibly related to underlying dermatitis or your overall anxiety and perception/c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Zit: Continue with hot packs. Antibiotics may be useful. See a dermatologist for help.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes: For a few days it is not a problem. It is best ot identify cause- irritant from toothpaste, mouthwash, coloring agents, or side effect of drugs. Burt'... Read More