A 46-year-old member asked:
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will otc hydrocortisone cream have the same effect as prescription?

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Perhaps: Otc Hydrocortisone cream comes in two strengths, 1% and 2.5%. Prescription steroid creams come in a greater variety of strengths and some are much more potent than the 2.5% hydrocortisone. You should also be aware that ointments may be more potent than creams.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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