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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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A couple red bumps, one on my right wrist and one just below my first right finger. They don't itch. Putting on cortizone 10 easy relief made it itch?

A couple red bumps, one on my right wrist and one just below my first right finger. They don't itch. Putting on cortizone 10 easy relief made it itch?

Need pics, conversat: We'll need to see a picture of the rash & ask more questions to get to the bottom of your question. Use HealthTap Prime to upload pictures onto your account. Alternatively, you can go see you Dermatoloigst & / or primary doc, Cortisone should provide some relief unless it's an infectious rash (which causes other symptoms) or just coincidence. ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot alcohol based. ..third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

I received a cortisone shot alcohol based. ..third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

Itch at injection: The cortisone injection may have occurred around a nerve - I would expect any complications to last no more than 1-2 weeks. Not sure the alcohol base is an issue.
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My rash on my arm is getting worse, I put cortisone but it is aa if the cortisone is making it worse. It itches and burns, what's wrong?

My rash on my arm is getting worse, I put cortisone but it is aa if the cortisone is making it worse. It itches and burns, what's wrong?

Consult your Doctor: Your rash is getting worse and you have been using cortisone cream
I will suggest you consult your doctor asap to fing the cause of the rash and get ot treated appropriately ...Read more

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Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Hard to say: The most delicate skin on the buttocks would be the area around the anus. Hydrocortisone would need to be used carefully there. However, some causes of itching in that area would not respond to hydrocortisone. Pin worms for one, yeast or fungal infection for another, and a bacterial infection also wouldn't do well with hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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I've tried hydrocortisone ointment for my ears, but my ears still itches. What can I do?

I've tried hydrocortisone ointment for my ears, but my ears still itches. What can I do?

Vinegar/peroxide: Mix white vinegar and peroxide equal parts and use a bit to clean the ears. The white vinegar is a natural antibiotic and anti fungal. Avoid q-tips! If the symptoms persist, see your ENT for evaluation. You could have a chronic infection which is easy to treat, but may require prescription medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a male and I have a yeast infection. Do you believe Cortizone 10 is OK to apply on it? Or Vagisil?

Hello, I am a male and I have a yeast infection. Do you believe Cortizone 10 is OK to apply on it? Or Vagisil?

Yeast infection: You need to see your doctor and get this infection treated from the inside out. A good multi-strain probiotic taken orally may be part of the solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If your inner ear itches and then hurts; what causes it and what should you do about it? It was itchy last year and the dr. Said to put cortisone cream on it and the itching went away, but not for long. Repeated the procedure. Helped, but not for long.

If your inner ear itches and then hurts; what causes it and what should you do about it? It was itchy last year and the dr. Said to put cortisone cream on it and the itching went away, but not for long. Repeated the procedure. Helped, but not for long.

Itchy: Itchy ears can be from allergies, dermatitis, infection (bacterial or fungal), wax... Could it be possible that you tried to scratch the ear and dis damage to the skin in the canal? This should be an easy fix with your primary care doctor with a possible referral to an ENT if it cannot be fixed. ...Read more

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I had my son 2 months ago n still have this extremely uncomfortable itches all over. I have used sibicort n hydrocortisone creams and there is no change?

I had my son 2 months ago n still have this extremely uncomfortable itches all over. I have used sibicort n hydrocortisone creams and there is no change?

Just moisturizers?: The itch after pregnancy and delivery is in all likelihood not due to an allergy, and are very likely the result of stretching of the skin and the nerves that follows pregnancy. Moisturizing creams such as cerave, which is available over-the-counter has helped non-specific itching. ...Read more

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A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

Contact allergy: This suggest that the area is still exposed to a contact allergen such as the metal in the watch band or bracelet. The only treatment is avoidance. Another possibility is what we called nummular eczema which may be treated with a cortisone shot injected into the site. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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I've been developing a skin colored rash on the outer edges of my hands every evening. It itches, so I've been using hydrocortisone cream. No redness.

I've been developing a skin colored rash on the outer edges of my hands every evening. It itches, so I've been using hydrocortisone cream. No redness.

See details: These questions are impossible to answer without being able to visualize the rash. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Cortizone (Definition)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more