U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Corticosteroid: It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes.

Similar questions

A 42-year-old member asked:

What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus , a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm.

Related questions

A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
Is locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) pommade a good choice for treating acne problems?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
Is it a bad idea to use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream on dry chapped lips?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Feb 28, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.