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what is the hydrocortisone cream ?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
In theory, thin skin: I've never seen otc Hydrocortisone cause thinning though. You have to use it several times a day for very long periods of time, probably months or years for this to happen.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Do you taper off hydrocortisone cream?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
no: Just stop using it when you are done.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can I use glycolic soap together with hydrocortisone cream?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Glycolycic soap: It depends what you are using them for. Glycolic acid can cause irritation to the skin and can cause the skin cells to shed faster. If you want to use Hydrocortisone to decrease this irritation it is not particularly a good idea. It would be better to decrease the dose and application frequency of the glycolic soap. If the Hydrocortisone was to treat a different condition then it might be ok to us.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to put hydrocortisone cream over premethalin cream?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Permethrin: did you mean permethrin rather than premethalin! , well I don't see a necessity, unless you feel the irritation sometimes felt after applying the permethrin, you can still wash with soap and water, applying hydrocortisone wouldn't harm
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A 58-year-old female asked:

Which is more "hypoallergenic" hydrocortisone cream or ointment?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No difference: There is no difference between the two.

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