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Hi docs, would hydrocortisone cream %1 stunt my growth?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Steroids and growth: Steroids used internally, in either the inhaled or oral forms, can affect growth. The degree of growth suppression depends on how high the dose is and for how long it is used. Low potency steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream, when applied topically in the usual manner, are unlikely to have much effect on growth.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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