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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Be careful: On the thin skin of the face, steroid creams can cause atrophy, dilated blood vessels, and increased hair growth as well as perioral dermatitis and steroid acne... Talk to your dermatologist before applying it there yourself so u know your treatment goals. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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Why is inflamation to my shoulders causing a skin rash. Cortisone shots make them to disappear but after a few weeks they are back again?

Why is inflamation to my shoulders causing a skin rash. Cortisone shots make them to disappear but after a few weeks they are back again?

Coincidence: It is unlikely that the shoulder inflammation is causing the rash. The rash clears up with steroid shots because most rashes clears up with steroids. U should have the rash checked out and find out what the cause is ...Read more

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How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

How quickly do cortisone shots work for skin rashes?

Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more

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Dust mite skin rashes that wont go away, no insurance so i need a strong OTC cream that istopical but i don't know what. I have tried hydrocortisone?

Dust mite skin rashes that wont go away, no insurance so i need a strong OTC cream that istopical but i don't know what. I have tried hydrocortisone?

Dust Mites: Over-the-counter or prescription allergy drugs can help control symptoms. Antihistamines relieve itching, sneezing, and watery eyes. Decongestants help with nasal congestion. Nasal steroids reduce swelling in your nose so you can breathe better. Allergy shots (immunotherapy) may also be an option. They treat allergies over a long period of time. Ask your doctor if they make sense for you. ...Read more

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Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?

Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin  rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?

Unlikely to help: The rash is due to factors that circulate in the blood & effect their cosmetic changes (rash) beneath the skin surface. No externally applied cream or medication will make any difference in the timing of its disappearance. ...Read more

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I have developed a skin rash all up my arms & stomach-only. I've tried cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream. What is it?

Rash: Skin rashes really need to be seen by a doctor to get a firm diagnosis and treatment plan. If otc 1% Hydrocortisone didn't help it would be best to see your friendly doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more