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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
923 doctors shared insights

Cortizone (Overview)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
923 doctors shared insights

Cortizone (Overview)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What are the side effects of getting several cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots?

What are the side effects of getting several cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots?

Steroid side effects: Corticosteroids, whether by injection, iv, or oral administrationhave similar side effect, except that the im injection can cause localized muscle atrophy. Steroids side effect are generally cumulative, the more you get the greater the risk; fluid retention, weight gain, phsychosis, brittleness of bones, osteoporosis, increase risk of diabetes, adrenal suppression, increase infection and tumor. ...Read more

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Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream, can we dilute this cream?

Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream, can we dilute this cream?

Doubt the need: A fetus floats around in moisture more intense than the best skin creams. A newborn must acclimate their skin to the dry air around them and our efforts to clean them. By 1 week the effects of pregnancy hormones often begin to produce transient baby acne that self heals with no treatment by the 3rd month. I doubt you need to do anything other than nurture the child & keep it clean. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and was prescribed antobiotic sumamed to take 1 tab for 3 days. Is it safe to use? Can I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 ointment too on rashes?

I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and was prescribed antobiotic sumamed to take 1 tab for 3 days. Is it safe to use? Can I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 ointment too on rashes?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually goes away without treatment. You can expect to have the rash about 6 to 8 weeks before it disappears. Some people have it for 2 weeks. Occasionally, it lasts longer than 8 weeks.
If a patient has unbearable itching, a dermatologist may prescribe a medicine to help relieve the itch.
Since the rash is caused by a virus antibiotics are not given unless secondary infection. ...Read more

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Gyno said I had immature cells around where my hymen used to be. Is there a permanent fix or do I have to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) forever?

Gyno said I had immature cells around where my hymen used to be. Is there a permanent fix or do I have to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) forever?

???: Sorry that I can't understand your question. Why was the cell smear obtained? What are the type of the immature cells? Why is cortisone used- it is not used to help cells mature? ...Read more

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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or shots is that they do not cause steroid related side effects as often or as severely. Side effects form cortisone shots can include weight gain, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, effects on bone health, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more

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I work at a bar and my hands are now splitting and bleeding and always being itchy and raw. I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) and cream for dry hands. Nothing works?

I work at a bar and my hands are now splitting and bleeding and always being itchy and raw. I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) and cream for dry hands. Nothing works?

Hands: Hand dermatitis is made worse by frequent washing. A shea butter moisturizer such as lipikar by la roche posay, used after hand washing and towel drying is often helpful. In more severe cases of itchy red rash, prescription corticosteroid cream may be recommended by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is short term cortisone treatment dangerous?

Can you tell me is short term cortisone treatment dangerous?

Cortisone treatment: Short term (less than 30 days at less than 30 mgs per day of prednisone) or a single cortisone shot has a low risk of significant side effects. ...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 nighttime frequency. But it is not a direct effect of cortisone and is not so common. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots to the hip?

What are the long term side effects of cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots to the hip?

Many: Elevated pressure in the eyes (glaucoma)
fluid retention, causing swelling in your lower legs
increased blood pressure
mood swings
weight gain, with fat deposits in your abdomen, face and the back of your neck

When taking oral corticosteroids longer term, you may experience:
clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts)
high blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does cortisone shot cause heart to race or hot flashes. How long before out of system. What can I do.

Does cortisone shot cause heart to race or hot flashes. How long before out of system. What can I do.

Cortisone shot: There is no quick answer to this question because you do not report the reason for a cortisone shot.

One of the causes of hot flashes is the time since your last period. If it was a few years ago that is unlikely to be the cause. ...Read more

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How long does a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot last on my big toe?

No specific time: There is no specific time frame that a cortisone injection works. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?

It is variable: The effect depends on the severity of inflammation, the specific preparation and dose of the steroid that was injected and your response. The medication that is injected is not cortisone; it is a cortisone-like medication, usually much more potent. ...Read more

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Is taking cortisone for lopus a life long issue or it is taken only during the flares??

Your Rheumatologist: May try some steroid spreading drugs after resolution of flare-ups to minimize adverse effects of steroids ...Read more

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What are more options to remove a lipoma on the corner of my forehead without leaving a scar? Does cortisone shots work? My gp and dermatologist have said it is a lipoma and not uncommon. I am very self-conscious so I wear my hair over it. It is a big

What are more options to remove a lipoma on the corner of my forehead without leaving a scar?  Does cortisone shots work? My gp and dermatologist have said it is a lipoma and not uncommon.  I am very self-conscious so I wear my hair over it.  It is a big

Lipomas : Lipomas are harmless fatty tumors. I would suggest that you go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to have it removed. Typically, an incision is made overlying the affected tissue, and the fatty tumor is "popped out" like a pimple. Sometimes, these growths are tethered down, and removal can be more difficult. I know of no way that is legal to shrink these in the us as many of the fat disolving injectables were removed from the market. There are some devices for cellulite out there, but I think surgery is your best option. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,

Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,

You : You have phototoxic dermatitis from taking hct and exposing to sun. You should wear a sunscreen when sun exposed at all times. For now, you can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a non-sedating antihistamine like Cetirizine and if no better see your doctor, there are other medicines that can be used to clear this. Remember to use sunscreen everytime, and apply frequently when outside. ...Read more

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Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

No issue: Find Relpax (eletriptan) to be an excellent migraine abortive, and have many happy pts. Cortisone or other steroids can certainly be used concurrently without major problems. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream on your skin?

Yes: While the typical otc Hydrocortisone creams are usually 1/2 %, no more than 1% it is still possible to develop side effects with overuse with them. The good news is that you really have to overuse them to be at risk. So, if what you are treating does not get better with a week or so of use per the package instructions then you really need to have a doctor examine your condition. ...Read more

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Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that one could absorb enough cortisone with over-the-counter cortisone creams to cause any significant systemic effects. However, this can occur with much more potent prescription steroid creams. ...Read more

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Will cortisone make my hives worse?

Unlikely: There are individuals who are allergic to steroid creams or ointments. In these cases, the rash being treated doesn't get better or it worsens. Topical steroids are usually ineffective in the treatment of hives. Oral steroids will work, but there are more risks and side effects. Antihistamines are the usual treatment for hives. ...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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Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles ?

It would be : Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make eyebrows grow?

Cortisone shot: Corticosteroids injected into small patches of hair loss (alopecia) may stimulate hair growth. The eyebrows, scalp, etc. May respond to a series of tiny injections. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
1,380 doctors shared insights

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