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Cortizone Ointment On Skin Rash
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have developed a skin rash all up my arms & stomach-only. I've tried cortizone cream. What is it?
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
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?
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
I have skin rash. My doc...suggested hydrocortisone and taking antihistimines...it is slowly and progressively getting worse. Do I need an allergist?
Yes: An allergist or dermatologist. When the condition is getting worse and the treatment does not work, these call for expert intervention. ...Read more
Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?
I have a 13 month old son. He is having rashes (mild eczema) all over the body. I am putting hydro cortisone. What else can we do. Is it safe?
Eczema: you need to make sure to use hypoallergenic shampoos. Also do quick baths to help not dry the skin too much. Thrm moisturize the skin with hypoallergenic lotion to keep the skin hydrated. Do the lotion more frequently., like 2-3 times per day. Hydrocortisone use is only for short term ...Read more
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
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