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what is hydrocortisone cream used for

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
18 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Steroid cream: Hydrocortisone cream may be used for a number of skin conditions, such as allergy and rashes. It works by inhibiting the inflammatory response of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid which is an anti-inflammatory agent. It can be used on inflammation of most any sort as long as the skin is not b ... Read More
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : Usually treats an allergic dermatitis. Also can treat eczema or psoriasis.
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Yes: What is the problem. If it is eczema or other rash you need to find the cause. If it is a diaper rash that could be yeast cortisone alone may aggravat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Hydrocortisone val: It is used for inflammatory conditions in the skin. There are many types of Hydrocortisone and all of them have varying strengths. Your doctor will ch ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Don't use!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) should never be used on herpes, and can make the herpes worse! Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a topical steroid, and steroids we ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
CLODERM CREAM: CLODERM CREAM IS USED TO TREAT ITCHING. IT IS A MILD STEROID, A BIT STRONGER THAN CORT-AID CREAM.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Zovirax (acyclovir): However systemic or internal treatment is a better choice because the virus is under the skin in the nerve root. Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex (valacyclo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Worthless for acne: This won't help. Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide, as strong as you can tolerate up to 2x/day. If this doesn't clear you in two weeks, get ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Steroid: Cloderm is topical clocortolone, a steroid. It is used to treat some steroid responsive skin conditions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Way too many things: This is a sore point among dermatologists. Clotrimazole is an antifungal, Betamethasone is an anti-inflammatory; so the combination cream is used by m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Not lice.: Possibly to treat itching due to louse bites, but will not kill lice or nits.
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Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience in Dermatology
Nystatin : Nystatin ointment is used for yeast infections. It can be used in the anal area with care under the direction of a physician.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Fungal infections: This combination of medicines (lotrisone) is used for the treatment of superficial fungal infections. It is best to have had some test to prove a fun ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Treat inflammation: Clobetasol is a steroid. Topical steroids are used to treat a variety of dermatologic inflammatory diseases, ranging from eczema, to contact allergies ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Corticosteroid cream: There is no one best topical. Doctors on this site do not recommend specific brands but all are steroid creams.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
They are similar: There are several available--lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) etc..Are similar in efficacy. You don't really need strong, just have to be the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Scabies: Scabies and lice.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Rosacea...: ...Is the labeled indication.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes.: There are short papers that support the benefit of these used together.
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