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Is locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Not the best option: Low potency topical steroids like Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream can help with the inflammation around the lips when they are chapped. They should be used for a short period of time ( a couple days) then transition to a non-steroid option like vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquphor for long term control. Chronic use of steroids on the lips can lead to permanent side effects.

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Is it a bad idea to use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream on dry chapped lips?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Cortisone bad 4 lips: Yes it would be bad to use locoid, (hydrocortisone butyrate) a steroid cream containing cortisone, on the lips. The skin on the lips is very thin and sensitive to cortisone's many side effects, so medicated creams should only be used occasionally there. There are many balms made just for chapping, so best to use those instead. If you're in the wilderness and need ideas, butter, cooking oil, vaseline petroleum jelly better.

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