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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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Cortaid (Definition)

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Low Strength Steroid (Definition)

Low strength steroids are a kind of ...Read more