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Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream, can we dilute this cream?

Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream, can we dilute this cream?

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

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

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


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Can I use medi-first 1% hydrocortisone cream for my burning vagina?

Can I use medi-first 1% hydrocortisone cream for my burning vagina?

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

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Balanitis 3 months sill not gone, doc gave miconazole 2%, 1%hydrocortisone cream, lotriderm. All not effective. What to do next?

Balanitis 3 months sill not gone, doc gave miconazole 2%, 1%hydrocortisone cream, lotriderm. All not effective. What to do next?

Depends: If you're uncircumcised, it may be time for circumcision. If you've already been circumcised oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets 250 mg daily for two weeks may solve the problem ...Read more

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Can cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream be used for the itch of a yeast infection?

Can cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream be used for the itch of a yeast infection?

Tpical steroids: Topical steroid typically are not very effective for yeast infection. Thay can potentially make yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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Should I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection?

Should I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection?

Not the best: You would be better off with a combined medication such as one containing an antifungal and a steroid. Oral or topical steroids alone can predispose you to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection? It helped me last time I did it.

Can I use cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itch of a yeast infection? It helped me last time I did it.

Yes: The Hydrocortisone will help with the itching and irritation, but you will still need to use an anti fungal medication to get rid of the yeast causing the problem. These are available over the counter and work well. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

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

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Is it fine to use 1 per cent hydrocortisone cream at my labia minora?

Is it fine to use 1 per cent hydrocortisone cream at my labia minora?

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

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Hi docs, would hydrocortisone cream %1 stunt my growth?

Hi docs, would hydrocortisone cream %1 stunt my growth?

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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If I go get some hydrocortisone cream 1.0% will there be any side effects?

If I go get some hydrocortisone cream 1.0% will there be any side effects?

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

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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?

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

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I was given hydrocortisone cream 1% & loratadine tablets, 10mg/antihistamine. Its been over 1 hour & the hives continue to appear & burn. Concerned?

Hives treatment: It takes about 1 to 3 hours for Claritin (loratadine) to start working. If you still symptomatic and suffer this much, it is safe to take an extra one. Call your doctor if it does not go away later today. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes but weak: This may work and may be benefitted by the addition of retinoids. However with this therapy you must be particularly cautious about avoiding sun exposure or inflammation as this may trigger a photosensitivity and increased tendency for hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How much time can I use hydrocortisone 1 % cream for anal fissure? Do I have to take breaks because it is a steroid cream?

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

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone 1% cream on penis glans for itching?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone 1% cream on penis glans for itching?

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

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If im breastfeeding can I use equate 1% hydrocortisone anti-itch cream?

If im breastfeeding can I use equate 1% hydrocortisone anti-itch cream?

No problem: You can use these creams while breastfeeding without a problem. Very few medications cause problems while breastfeeding, but always best to check first. ...Read more

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My ante-natal care provider gave Chloropheniramine Maleate 4mg & Hydrocortisone 1% cream. Allergy. Still itching! Week 33 now. How long will it exist?

My ante-natal care provider gave Chloropheniramine Maleate 4mg & Hydrocortisone 1% cream. Allergy. Still itching! Week 33 now. How long will it exist?

Can't say: Those treatments generally do general help self-limited rashes and itching. Afraid your description doesn't give enough detail to diagnose and make a prediction. There is itching of pregnancy that I've seen last a month after baby's out. ...Read more

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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.

Heat burn: It is ok if the rash is due to inflammation only due to heat with out infection. Check with a physician to make sure there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

Hydrocortisone cream: Hydrocortisone is available in cream or ointment preparations over the counter in 0.5 or 1% concentrations. Ointments penetrate deeper and are more potent than creams. Both preparations are likely safe starting points for your condition. ...Read more

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Can otc hydrocortisone cream be used by a 1 year old boy?

Yes: What is the problem. If it is eczema or other rash you need to find the cause. If it is a diaper rash that could be yeast cortisone alone may aggravate ...Read more

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What is the hydrocortisone cream?

See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching. ...Read more

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