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Doubt the need: A fetus floats around in moisture more intense than the best skin creams. A newborn must acclimate their skin to the dry air around them and our efforts to clean them. By 1 week the effects of pregnancy hormones often begin to produce transient baby acne that self heals with no treatment by the 3rd month. I doubt you need to do anything other than nurture the child & keep it clean. ...Read more
Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
Can I use an OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream on facial irritation and excessive dryness caused by reaction to fabric softener in towel?
Yes: But you must rewash all towels which have been treated with the fabric softener to avoid recurrence. ...Read more
No: In general, Hydrocortisone cream is mean for (outside) skin, not mucosal surfaces like vagina or mouth. It also depends upon why your vagina is burning. Best to go see your family doc before applying Hydrocortisone cream since it is a steroid cream that has potential to cause problems in rest of your body. And may aggravate whatever is causing your burning. ...Read more
Balanitis 3 months sill not gone, doc gave miconazole 2%, 1%hydrocortisone cream, lotriderm. All not effective. What to do next?
Can I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection? It helped me last time I did it.
Hi, I'm wondering if 1% hydrocortisone cream is safe to use on the penis shaft skin? I've had dry itchy skin on the front of the shaft for months.
1% HC: Hi~ yes its the mildest of cortisone creams and you can use it quite liberally. Not for 20 years though. For a reasonable period, 4-6 months or so. Thanks ...Read more
Is it safe to use 1% hydrocortisone cream for my severe itchiness and rashes on my tummy and arms while I'm pregnant? Would it not harm my baby?
Not really.: Chronic use of any tolical asteroids can thin skin and increase capilerization. This takes a while with non-fluorinated steroids, but is much more common with the fluorinated version. What rheumatology problem or dermatology problem are you treating? See your pcp or specialist to find out if is a better way! ...Read more
Probably: Since the otc cream is not formulated for the mucous membrane in the vagina, it may cause mild irritation for some people. However you can test a small area first to find out if it is irritating for you. Otherwise I see little harm if you use it for no more than a week. ...Read more
Steroids and growth: Steroids used internally, in either the inhaled or oral forms, can affect growth. The degree of growth suppression depends on how high the dose is and for how long it is used. Low potency steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream, when applied topically in the usual manner, are unlikely to have much effect on growth. ...Read more
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Yes, possibly: All medications have side effects. You don't necessarily get them all or even any. Hydrocortisone cream is a steroid - which has many potential side effects. But if you need it, you need it. Doctors always weight the benefits to the potential harm of any treatment. Steroid creams can cause thinning of skin, localized bleeding, increased risk of infection, & increased blood sugar among others. ...Read more
I scratched some of my beauty mark off and now it's lighter for a week now. Can I use hydrocortisone cream 1% to heal it quicker?
No products: No. Steroid creams will not improve new skin formation or return of your beauty mark. It is best to let nature manage this specific situation and to not use any products. ...Read more
Can I use hydrocortisone cream 1% and fading cream2% to lighten dark scars on my back and legs. Please note I'm an african american female.
How much time can I use hydrocortisone 1 % cream for anal fissure? Do I have to take breaks because it is a steroid cream?
Hydrocortisone: The main reason is to decrease irritation till the fissure heals. Long term use over time will thin the skin and mucus membrane. So use it as long as it feels itchy and irritating. When these symptoms dissipated then stop using. ...Read more
Short Term Steroid: Yes it is quite safe, though prolonged symptoms or recurrence of same should be investigated by an MD. Skin atrophy is quite unlikely with 1% HC, though chronic use should be avoided. ...Read more
Skin peeling with tinyred spots & light purplish hue to skin on fingertips, using hydrocortisone 1% cream, vaseline, no improvement, pls help?
Need to be evaluated: Cannot judge from just your description, better see your doctor/dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more
My ante-natal care provider gave Chloropheniramine Maleate 4mg & Hydrocortisone 1% cream. Allergy. Still itching! Week 33 now. How long will it exist?
My plastic surgeon doctor gave me hydrocortisone 1% cream for my scar, but can I put stretch mark lotion on it also?
Is using the hydrocortisone 1% cream for the heat rash a good idea? I used it for this heat rash on my right breast, but it's healing up well.
How do I Wean off hydrocortisone 1% cream? Hav been using it for 10 years on my face as prescribed by my doctor for acne. Bad mistake. Please help me
Steroid acne: You should NEVER use any cortisone product for long periods of time as it can lead to steroid acne, permanent thinning of the skin, and stretch marks. I would stop the hydrocortisone immediately. However because your skin is addicted to the steroid, it may get worse before it gets better over the next few weeks. You may see a dermatologist on using a non steroid based cream in the meantime. ...Read more
I was adviced to get a hydrocortisone cream by one of the doctors here, Dr. Chiu. But I don't know the dose and sched of the cream? I'm the 17 yo girl
I have a very small bump, only one, on the arch of my foot that itches like crazy. Its white and never changes. Hydrocortisone cream not helping.
It very well could be a wart.
See a podiatrist. ...Read more
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