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Doctor insights on: Cortaid Low Strength Steroid

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Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Corticosteroids: Hydrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are made by the body in the adrenal gland as a stress response to help raise your blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Hydrocortisone acetate is a synthetic form of a corticosteroid. ...Read more

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Can you use cortaid (hydrocortisone) on a burn?

Can you use cortaid (hydrocortisone) on a burn?

Probably: It is likely safe but look out for potential infections from the burn. ...Read more

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Can I use cortaid (hydrocortisone) on my vagina?

Can I use cortaid (hydrocortisone) on my vagina?

Around the opening: It is fine to use steroid creams around the vaginal opening where itching is a problem. ...Read more

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How is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream used for herpes?

How is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream used for herpes?

Don't use!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) should never be used on herpes, and can make the herpes worse! Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a topical steroid, and steroids weaken the immune system. Herpes is viral infection, and your immune system needs support to fight it off. If it is a milder outbreak, you can try over-the-counter abreva 5 times a day for up to 10 days, but if not improving or if bad outbreak, see your dr for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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Is it ok to spray cortaid (hydrocortisone) on the genitals after shaving?

Is it ok to spray cortaid (hydrocortisone) on the genitals after shaving?

I wouldn't : Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a steroid & will weaken the skin with too much exposure (skin can become more sensitive, dry, tear easily, discoloration, etc) and can also make you more prone to infection including some stds. If you are itchy or irritated after shaving, your skin may be too dry (use moisturizer 6-8 hrs before shaving), razor too dull, or other irritants. Can also try switching to clippers for a while. ...Read more

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Is cortaid (hydrocortisone) same as lotrimim?

Is cortaid (hydrocortisone) same as lotrimim?

No: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a form of steroid and lotrimin is an antifungal. These are usually in cream form for skin problems but are totally different in effect. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) allergy?

Cortaid: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a Steroid which used for the treatment of inflammation. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5338/cortaid-topical/details ...Read more

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What's the difference between hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone?

What's the difference between hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone?

Same thing: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient, a steroid which reduces inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, pain, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the difference betwwen hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate?

What is the difference betwwen hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate?

Base vs attachment: Hydrocortisone is the basic chemical which can be attached to different types of chemical to modify its potency or its affinity (strength of attachment) to different targets. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Stress promotes: Stress increases cortisol level in our body; fear and anger for example are associated with increased heart rate, digestive problems, and increase in sweating. Stress leads to increased Adrenalin response. These changes are mediated in brain through a circuit of brain called limbic system. Continued exposure to stress leads to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone acetate cream?

Mild topical steroid: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is generally available over the counter and good for treating mild problems, more severe issues may need a more potent topical steroids that are prescription only. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone acetate cream used for?

Steroid cream: Hydrocortisone cream may be used for a number of skin conditions, such as allergy and rashes. It works by inhibiting the inflammatory response of the body and helps decrease redness and swelling. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

1% Hydrocortisone cr: 1% Hydrocortisone is usually okay for rashes . Some rashes like eczema will not repond as well at times and will need stonger steroid cream. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone acetate/urea ok to use on your acne?

Is hydrocortisone acetate/urea ok to use on your acne?

Hydrocortisone/ Acne: Hydrocortisone is a steroid cream that can be used to decrease inflammation from a number of different causes. In general, it is not a first choice acne treatment. For deep cystic acne, steroids can be injected by a physician to help reduce inflammation. However, with daily use, Hydrocortisone can lead to thinning of the skin and redness. Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are better choices. ...Read more

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Help! I was wondering can cortaid (hydrocortisone) help for dealing with chemical burns?

Help! I was wondering can cortaid (hydrocortisone) help for dealing with chemical burns?

Not initially: Chemical burns are best treated by vigorous irrigation of the are with water. If severe, medical attention should be sought. Acids and alkalies cause different kinds of chemical burn injury. If the burn area is healing, topical steroids, used sparingly, can help with the itching that occurs with healing. ...Read more

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