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What is hydrocortisone used for

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Rashes and itching: It's a topical otc steroid (weakest strength) that's used for inflammation of the skin, itchy rashes, sunburns, allergic reactions. Since it's very we ... Read More
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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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes it can and scratching the area adds to the problem The dark pigmentation should subside within days or weeks after stopping hydrocortisone in mos ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: OTC hydrocortisone creams are usually 1%.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danica Schulte
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Steroid: Hydrocortisone is used topically to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin. It can be used to treat adrenal insufficiency and other autoimmune or in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Which peroxide?: Since I didn't know which peroxide you're using, I checked both benzoyl (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/benzoyl-peroxide-wash.html) & hydrogen (http://e ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive. The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: Cortisone works but best when injected or infiltrated into the entire lesion such as a keloid. This is the most effective way or removal since use of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Oral??: If you're taking Hydrocortisone orally, why? Depending on the dose, you can't just stop it in a month else you could develop an adrenal crisis. If it ... Read More
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