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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 was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?

I was wondering what are the side effects of cortisone cream for a baby with severe facial excema?

Relatively safe: Cortisone creams can be used to treat the inflammation associated with facial eczema in a baby. Problems arise (scarring, atrophy, telangiectasia, etc) with prolonged use - greater than 3+ consecutive weeks at a time. Make sure there is a dermatologist involved in the management of the severe facial eczema that you report to make sure that the best treatment is being applied. ...Read more

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I have a very tiny facial scar which is a little elevated. Can I use cortisone cream instead of cortisonsteroid injection to not to get side effects?

I have a very tiny facial scar which is a little elevated. Can I use cortisone cream instead of cortisonsteroid injection to not to get side effects?

Yes: Cortisone works, but I prefer a product called mederma. It is an over the counter product. For really small scars that are not pigmented, and which are not very noticeable perhaps you should do nothing so the scar is not irritated. ...Read more

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I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?

I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?

Headache: This symptom is not usual from a cortisone shot - but the experience could have been stressful and this may be a stress headache - cortisone can elevate BP a bit, but not fast. Place cold wash cloth on your head - recline, relax - may take tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Does anyone know if frequent nighttime urination can be a side effect of cortisone?

Does anyone know if frequent nighttime urination can be a side effect of cortisone?

Cortisone urinary fr: In some people who are prediabetics high doses of cortisone can cause diabetes and that can cause polyurea and in return may cause night time frequency. But it is not a direct effect of cortisone and is not so common. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely. ...Read more

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Can frequent nighttime urination be a side effect of cortisone shots?

Can frequent nighttime urination be a side effect of cortisone shots?

Possible: Cortisone treatments can cause increased blood glucose levels which will cause increased urination and thirst. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?

Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?

Cortisone shot: Not typical side effects, if persistent please be checked out. Also check your temperature to exclude a fever. ...Read more

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I have a red mark on right side of my pinus and soreness on my left side I've tried anti fungus cream, cortisone cream and vaseline but nothing works?

I have a red mark on right side of my pinus and soreness on my left side I've tried anti fungus cream, cortisone cream and vaseline but nothing works?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Saw my dr. Yesterday & she said I have tendonitis in one finger & the side of my hand. She prescribed cortisone cream, (very strong) will this work?

Saw my dr. Yesterday & she said I have tendonitis in one finger & the side of my hand. She prescribed cortisone cream, (very strong) will this work?

Doubtful: Steroid creams applied to the skin will not penetrate to the level of the tendons and therefore will most likely not be successful in treating your problem. ...Read more

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Are there any risks or possible side effects when using cortisone cream to treat inflamed ear tubes in a 17 month old?

Are there any risks or possible side effects when using cortisone cream to treat inflamed ear tubes in a 17 month old?

Please don't!: Please don't put any cream, ointment, or liquid into the ear canal, particularly with tubes through ear drums. There are only few suspensions appropriate for a perforated ear drum should it become infected. Please discuss with baby's doctor. A hole means no barrier to the inner ear. Any medication not specifically approved for use in this situation could cause hearing and other damage. ...Read more

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Is cortisone cream good for fungal?

Cortisone: Cortisone is a steroid which is a very strong anti-inflamatory. It doesn't work on fungal infection. ...Read more

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Does cortisone cream cause discoloration of the skin?

Does cortisone cream cause discoloration of the skin?

Yes: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams or ointments can cause discoloration and thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Why won't my dermatitis go away with the cortisone cream?

Why won't my dermatitis go away with the cortisone cream?

Unresponsive: To steroids brings up question of diagnosis, and is it am infestion, psoriasis.Etc. Back to the dermatologist! ...Read more

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Prescribed mild cortisone cream for sensitive/reactive cheeks. They suddenly became unable to tolerate any product about a year ago. Will it help? Ideas?

Prescribed mild cortisone cream for sensitive/reactive cheeks. They suddenly became unable to tolerate any product about a year ago. Will it help? Ideas?

Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some form of a reactive dermatitis and and your treatment prescribed sounds good. Try the cream and fingers crossed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does cortisone cream help actinic keratoses?

No: A cortisone cream can decrease inflammation that is often seen around actinic keratoses. However, cortisone cream should not be used to eradicate actinic keratoses. ...Read more

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Can I put cortisone cream on my vagina?

Yes: The question is what are you treating. I recommend you see a gynecologist for any skin lesions in that region. Also the mucous membrane may allow for higher body levels of steroid ...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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Eczema help; please, I have had this for 3 weeks and cortisone cream doesn't work?

Unresponsive eczema: Sometimes ezcema doesn't respond to cortisone even with otc cream or other home remedies. You might want to have your doctor prescribed stronger topical steriods or even the more expensive ones like Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic. ...Read more

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Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!

Difference between cortisone and hydra cortisone? Can hydra cortisone creams be used regularly? Doing wonders to my skin!

It depends...: The two drugs are slightly different in that hydrocortisone is just a little more potent. However, both work similarly. As to using them regularly, the question becomes why the need for continued use. If you have a skin condition that is present whenever you do not use the cream, then it is a good idea to see your doctor about it so that it can be better assessed. There may be a more appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 30 (female) and I'm using for 15 years a cortisone cream (flixotide) because of neurodermatitis. I shouldn't use it for so long?

NO, not advisable: Speak to your dermatologist, long term use of steroid is not good for your skin, also causes cataract formation in some, may rx different mediation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use cortisone cream on underarm eczema?

Is it possible for me to use cortisone cream on underarm eczema?

Underarm eczema: If it is sore and inflame you can use cortisone, and once healed you can then use bleaching cream. ...Read more