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How are cortisone and hydrocortisone different?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive. The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more active for a certain target. In addition , the modified cortisone causes less water retention.

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