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What's hydrocortisone acetate?

What's hydrocortisone acetate?

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 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?

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 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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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 the difference between normal hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate?

What the difference between normal hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate?

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 between hydrocortisone acetate and regular hydrocortisone?

What is the difference between hydrocortisone acetate and regular hydrocortisone?

Hydrocortisone: There is no meaningful difference. The active agent in both preparations is hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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What will hydrocortisone acetate skin care do for you?

What will hydrocortisone acetate skin care do for you?

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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How long does it take for hydrocortisone acetate cream to go bad?

How long does it take for hydrocortisone acetate cream to go bad?

Expiration date: Liquids and creams are things i would not trust at all after their expiration date. ...Read more

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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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Will hydrocortisone acetate cream pigment the skin?

Will hydrocortisone acetate cream pigment the skin?

It may.: This is not a very strong corticosteroid cream so most people will not experience pigment changes with use. Loss of pigment is much more common than increased pigment. ...Read more

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Is pramoxine hydrochloride the same thing as hydrocortisone acetate?

Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. Pramoxine is primarily used to treat itch. ...Read more

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I have a fissure, my dr gave me hydrocortisone acetate 2.5 pram oxide hci 1%. It burns? I was using calmol for over week really burned.

Try ice first.: Try using an ice pack for a few minutes before applying the cream. And keep the area clean by gently dabbing with a very wet washcloth, without soap, after each bowel movement. ...Read more

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Does cortic-ds with hydrocortisone acetate cream pigment the skin?

Does cortic-ds with hydrocortisone acetate cream pigment the skin?

No: Long term usage of potent topical steroids may depigment the skin. However Hydrocortisone is so mild that is unlikely to happen except in extreme cases. ...Read more

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What does hydrocortisone acetate skin care do for you? Is it an eczema treatment?

Not much : Hydrocortisone is a pretty mild steroid cream. It can help a little for certain skin conditions. If you have a persistent skin condition, call your doctor. ...Read more