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Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Can I use cortisone for fungal rash?

Would not recommend: If you have a fungal skin rash, it is best to use an anti-fungal cream. There are many otc options such as lotrimin, lamisil, tinactin, (tolnaftate) generic clotrimazole, etc. Avoid putting a steroid cream on a fungal rash as it may contribute to the rash progressing rather than resolving. When in doubt, contact your doctor to be sure of the best treatment. Sometimes oral medicine is necessary. Read more

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I have eczema. I've gotten a rash in my groin that has not gotten better with cortisone cream. How do I know if it's a fungal rash?

I have eczema. I've gotten a rash in my groin that has not gotten better with cortisone cream. How do I know if it's a fungal rash?

Tinea cruris?: If fungal, this would be called tinea cruris. It's typically on both inner thighs as well as the groin. It's very itchy, brownish in color, and irregularly bordered. Cortisone may help the itchiness but would not help the rash to clear - that's one hint that it may not be eczema. If it's an irregular, brownish bilateral rash, you may want to try an anti fungal cream. Read more

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Rash going on 9 months. Not fungal/allergy. Sweating/itching make it worse. Not raised, dry or scaly. Cortisone only stops itching. Left thigh only.

Rash going on 9 months. Not fungal/allergy. Sweating/itching make it worse. Not raised, dry or scaly. Cortisone only stops itching. Left thigh only.

See a dermatologist: Your description must be augmented by professional exam if you are to have any chance at accurate diagnosis. Effective therapy derives from precise diagnosis. Read more

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How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. Read more

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I had a fungal infc. I used cortisone cream then I got a white patch, how can I know that if this vitiligo or just a side effect of the cream?

I had a fungal infc. I used cortisone cream then I got a white patch, how can I know that if this vitiligo or just a side effect of the cream?

Hypopigmentation: After a skin inflammation area or dermatitis lesion due to any reason is resolved, it will look lighter than the surrounding normal skin area. It is likely due to suppression or death of the local pigmented cells in the process. The white patch is more pronounced if you have dark complexion or expose to sunlight. It will gradually fade away. It might take many months or longer. Read more

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I have a 13 month old son. He is having rashes (mild eczema) all over the body. I am putting hydro cortisone. What else can we do. Is it safe?

I have a 13 month old son. He is having rashes (mild eczema) all over the body. I am putting hydro cortisone. What else can we do. Is it safe?

Eczema: You need to make sure to use hypoallergenic shampoos. Also do quick baths to help not dry the skin too much. Thrm moisturize the skin with hypoallergenic lotion to keep the skin hydrated. Do the lotion more frequently., like 2-3 times per day. Hydrocortisone use is only for short term Read more

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Behind my 14 yr old daughter's ears itch terribly and have a foul odor. Would an anti-fungal med help or can we use a strong cortisone?

Behind my 14 yr old daughter's ears itch terribly and have a foul odor. Would an anti-fungal med help or can we use a strong cortisone?

No steroid: The description of a foul smell points to an infection. I would not put steroid creams or ointments like cortisone on it as they may worsen the infection. If you are going to try anything at home try an antibiotic ointment and an antifungal cream. If this is not helping in 1-2 days see a physician on person for a more exact diagnosis. Read more

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Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

See the doctor: Not all rashes are treated with steroids, time to see the dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. Read more

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Why does my rash keep coming back after I use OTC cortisone?

Allergy: You could be sensitive to ingredients in particular cortisone product that are used as base or preservatives. An ointment base is no allergenic. You can safely use aquaphor. If you see dermatologist you may need prescription for brand to avoid chemicals found in generic creams. Read more

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How can I stop being dependent on hydro-cortisone for my facial rash?

How can I stop being dependent on hydro-cortisone for my facial rash?

Dermatologist visit: A dermatologist might be a better individual to stern you to the right directions on easing up on your "hydrocortisone cream dependency". Regards and good luck! Read more

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Can anybody identify the cause of this rash inside elbows? Reddish raised cured with cortisone

Can anybody identify the cause of this rash inside elbows? Reddish raised cured with cortisone

Can not tell: Could be number of conditions but if it cured with cortisone and there are no other symptoms it is self limited rash. Read more

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How fast does a cortisone injection work on a rash from allergic reaction?

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How fast does a cortisone injection work on a rash from allergic reaction?

Cortisone: Cortisone injections work quickly after injected. Most people find early relief 24 - 72 hours after injected, depending on the dose and the severity of the problem. Read more

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I have a very irritating harsh rash on my right wrist. It was making me go crazy. I couldn't stop myself from it. I put cortisone 10.

I have a very irritating harsh rash on my right wrist. It was making me go crazy. I couldn't stop myself from it. I put cortisone 10.

Watch on that hand?: If the rashes on the hand that you wear your watch you may be allergic to nickel. You could make the diagnosis yourself I just switching your watch to the other hand. Another possibility is that when you wash your hands you do not rinse the soap completely from that area and it is the soap that is irritating your wrist. Read more

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