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i have small areas of my hands that are red and itchy. will hydrocortisone cream help, or just make them worse?

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Dr. Barry Marged
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Probably: In general, the hydrocortisone is a decent itch reducer when rubbed in for about 20 to 30 seconds. There are few problems that would be made worse by it's use. However, there are many problems for which it will not help. If using, then discontinue and see doc if not helping after few days OR if aggravating the problem

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Last updated Nov 18, 2016

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