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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Dermolate (Overview)

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


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Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Anti-inflammatory: 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 less potent than cortisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Dermolate (Overview)

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


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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?

Will it even work?: Hydrocortisone is the weakest of all topical corticosteroid agents. It is sold over-the-counter in concentrations 5 to 10 times the potency of the prescription given to your child. I have never heard of a potency so very weak & have to wonder if it will work at all. If you think it still too strong you should try alternative medications first. But your concern may be groundless. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone 1 cause thinning of thebskin on a 7w girl? Dr. prescribed cream for flare ups and used for 11 days, stopped, and now skin is worse.

Can hydrocortisone 1 cause thinning of thebskin on a 7w girl? Dr. prescribed cream for flare ups and used for 11 days, stopped, and now skin is worse.

Dry Skin: Have your doctor write for Elidel (pimecrolimus) Cream which is anti -inflammatory but not a steroid. Since Elidel (pimecrolimus) Cream is not a steroid, it can be used every day. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone used for?

What is hydrocortisone used for?

Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can be used topically for itching, rash, etc. It can also be used by injection to treat systemic inflammation like in cases of auto immune diseases. Derivatives of Hydrocortisone like Prednisone can be used orally to treat conditions from asthma & COPD to systemic inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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People keep telling me to get hydrocortisone. Will this work on my face's whitish patches?

People keep telling me to get hydrocortisone. Will this work on my face's whitish patches?

Vitiligo: If you whitish patches are a sign of vitiligo, Hydrocortisone will not work. There are other causes of white spots on the face. Consult a dermatologist to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is better for scratches: hydrocortisone or antibiotics? Which is safer?

What is better for scratches: hydrocortisone or antibiotics? Which is safer?

Scratch treatment: Most scratches don't require medication. If there is bleeding, your body will make a scab that will close the wound. It depends on what scratched you. Cat scratches, can be infectious. If your scratched area develops an infection, you need to have it checked. But if you must pick one or the other, pick antibiotic for most scratches. Unless it was poison ivy, then you have a 96% chance of allergy. ...Read more

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How long can I safely use OTC hydrocortisone on my face?

How long can I safely use OTC hydrocortisone on my face?

Yes.: You may use otc Hydrocortisone on the face for a short period of time such as 1 - 2 weeks. Avoid the eyes. ...Read more

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Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Not really.: Chronic use of any tolical asteroids can thin skin and increase capilerization. This takes a while with non-fluorinated steroids, but is much more common with the fluorinated version. What rheumatology problem or dermatology problem are you treating? See your pcp or specialist to find out if is a better way! ...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