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Acticort Low Strength Steroid
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
Is it possible that hydrocortisone (15mg) could be swapped for fludrocortisone in terms of steroids? Or are they too different?
Is there an alternative to 15mg hydrocortisone or is it the least potent steroid? Long term abx not clearing staph in bladder, dr wants me off hydro
See details: There is little difference in different cortisones. The risks depend on the dosage used and the length of time it is taken. ...Read more
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
I have Meatitis on the tip of my penis at the urethral opening and the right side of the head is quite inflamed. Will it heal with vaseline only? Or should I use hydrocortisone on it? And it a steroid safe at my urethral opening..?
I was prescribed a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to apply to penis glans due to inflammation. How long is too long to use this steroid down there?
I am currently on hydrocortisone & fludrocortisone for addisons disease. When the dr runs a blood test for Adrenocorticotropic Hormone level & it comes back normal is that because I am on oral steroids?
Yes: The pituitary gland usually governs how much cortisone should be produced to meet the body's needs via a hormone called ACTH. More ACTH is released to tell the adrenal to produce more when the cortisone level is low and vice versa. When the cortisone level is adequate , the body would produce only the normal amount of ACTH. ...Read more
Does neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone (neomycin sulfate, polymyxin b sulfate and hydrocortisone) cure a stye I have steroid eye drops my dr. Prescribed me a few months ago. I have been trying to get an answer for 2 hours and haven't go
NO! : No! remember doctors can not diagnose over the phone or internet, but is the 'stye' you describe a painful bump in your eyelid? --if so the treatment is not a steroid (so no hydrocortisone) a stye is a 'blocked gland' in your eyelid (it's a mechanical problem) the general treatment is: -warm compressess -anti-biotic eye drop or ointment and if not improved : a small surgical procedure by an ophthomologist hope you're better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2% hydrocortisone liquid much like max strength scalpicin but stronger. Is there such a thing by perscription?
Yes: Steroid solutions by prescription are far more potent. There are several of various potency. ...Read more
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