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Extreme Itchiness After Cortizone Injections
I keep getting flare ups of dry puffy itchy skin under and above eyes. What are the causes and treatment. I have tried vaseline and hydrocortisone?
Many: Allergic reaction to cosmetics and/or incompletely dried nail polish comes to mind. As long as you are exposed to them, the problem will not go away. Consult a dermatologist if changing eye cosmetics does not help. Note that it will likely take a week for you to see any improvement if the cosmetic is the cause. ...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
Hi, I'm wondering if 1% hydrocortisone cream is safe to use on the penis shaft skin? I've had dry itchy skin on the front of the shaft for months.
1% HC: Hi~ yes its the mildest of cortisone creams and you can use it quite liberally. Not for 20 years though. For a reasonable period, 4-6 months or so. Thanks ...Read more
I got a very itchy skin rash with tiny blisters on my palms & fingers surrouding my nails. Betametasone didn't help. Hydrocortisone made it worse.
it's time: To see your doctor/ dermatologist, as self-medicating won't help, and can't help you either on this limited platform, good luck ...Read more
I have post nasal drip, coughing until tears roll, it is so itchy and irritating, been givin cortisone, how long does this last? Can't sleep. Feezing.
Depends: Depends on what the cause is. If these have been present for just a few days, then you may just be having a cold. If these have been present for weeks, then you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Can I put cortisone cream near a large open (healing) wound? I have a very itchy rash from having to keep the wound covered.
Good question.: There is no definitive answer to this question since cortisone does reduce one's immune response to the infection. On the other hand, if you need to scratch the wound because of the itching, it will also cause problems as well. I think you should check with your doctor to discuss this issue. Be sure that your itching is not from a contact allergy to the tape. ...Read more
I got stung 2 days ago and it is still swollen, very itchy and red and warm. I have put cortisone cream on it not working. What should I do?
Try ice: Put ice on the area. If continues to worsen best to get to doctor. Just don’t scratch or pick at it ...Read more
Reaction to new skin cream has caused red itchy cystic type bumps, v painful. Stopped all prdct use What could speed up the clearing? Cortisone cream?
Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more
If my upper leg is itchy, how do I know if it is a fungus and should treat like that or a rash and treat with cortisone?
My daughter is taking antibiotics and cortisone for cellulitis. It is less swollen but has become very itchy. Is it normal and what can she do?
I've had abscesses removed from my rectum about a year ago. My rectum is really itchy now. Can I use cortisone cream or vagisil or antibiotic cream?
I have a recurring incidence of red, itchy spots appearing on my left hand only. The itching is so severe and doesn't respond to cortisone ointments.?
See dermatologist: You probably will benefit by using a prescription strength cortisone preparation. ...Read more
If your inner ear itches and then hurts; what causes it and what should you do about it? It was itchy last year and the dr. Said to put cortisone cream on it and the itching went away, but not for long. Repeated the procedure. Helped, but not for long.
Itchy: Itchy ears can be from allergies, dermatitis, infection (bacterial or fungal), wax... Could it be possible that you tried to scratch the ear and dis damage to the skin in the canal? This should be an easy fix with your primary care doctor with a possible referral to an ENT if it cannot be fixed. ...Read more
My body is constantly itchy. I use cortisone itch cream, but it only helps a little. My fingers, neck, elbows are now bruised. What is going on?
Allergy or systemic: Is there an associated rash? Could be allergy to something - soap, detergent, food? You should try to ID the source and eliminate of course. Stress can also cause a general itchiness. Try an antihistamine or Claritin (loratadine) to help calm it down and see your MD. Cortisone cream all over the body is not ideal, nor getting bruises from itching! ...Read more
Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?
See Specialist!: It could be a general contact dermatitis. If after 3 days of using an anti-inflammatory cream with no relief, I recommend getting it looked at in person. If you have any symptoms such as increased redness, swelling, fever or nausea, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately! Get better soon! ...Read more
I have itchy rash in my head and it seems to be taking my hair out but when I put cortisone on it it starts to get better. If I scratch it it runs yellow liquid?
I started taking lexapro (escitalopram) recently, I have itching and have itchy spots on my ankles It's calmed down a bit with cortizone. Anxiety or med to blame?
Difficult to know: It is difficult to know if the skin condition is related. If it persists you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Can cortizone 10 cream cure my eczema? I've been very itchy for 5 months now. Ever since winter rolled around. And the itching is constant. I looked up my symptoms and it showed eczema. Eczema runs in the family. So it makes plenty of sense to me. I have
For: For eczema, I recommend cerave hydrating cleanser to wash and cerave cream to apply to skin daily. Read more about practical treatment options for eczema at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
I have pins and needles along with itchy pain in my hands which gets less when I'm using cortisone. Do I have carpal tunnel syndrome?
Unlikely based upon:
...the limited symptoms you are providing. Having said that, I don't know what other symptoms you may have that you're simply not telling us about. So, Do you have CTS based upon itchy pain in the hands which decreases with cortisol? NOT LIKELY. Do you have CTS? Unknown since it's possible you're not telling us ALL YOUR symptoms.
Be happy to talk to you 1-1 though: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite? Very small Tick removed 2 days ago. Red itchy rash at site of tick bite. Applied cortisone cream.
See DR: Tiny tick= risk for Lyme disease. You have a local reaction to the tick. There is good evidence for using a single dose of antibiotic, typically 200mg Doxycycline (I prefer minocycline) within 48 hrs after discovery of a deer tick to prevent Lyme. You need to be alert and ready for possible Lyme during the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately the blood tests are not reliable and sometimes the primary erytm ...Read more
Eyelids red itchy dry. Took prednisone drops and cortisone cream 1 month and all clear. Now eyelid itch has returned. What is it? How do I get it cure
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I've experiencing a red fine rash on my face but especially on my forehead. I've tried cortisone cream which helps but as soon as I stop it the rash comes back. I've changed my face creams and nothing helps. It's got to the point where its itchy?
I got a leathery patch on my face after using hydrocortisone for 1 week. Is this normal? Its super itchy and rough
I had poison ivy/oak on back of neck and treated with topical cortisone cream. The skin feels itchy dry and flakey 3 weeks past, what should I do?
Patchy rash on both legs. Not upper body. Itchy, red. Using cortisone cream. Any ideas -- & what to use on it?
The hood of my clitoris is really itchy sometimes. It comes and gos. I wash well with soap. Is hydrocortisone ok to use? Why the itch?
My sister has these red, non itchy, scaly lumps on her stomach. Have tried cortisone and Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream non have worked. Pls help!
Honestly, she should: See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Not sure what her lumps are without seeing and touching them ...Read more
Patchy rash on both legs. Not upper body. Itchy, red & looks like little lines not dots. Using cortisone cream. Any ideas -- & what to use on it?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor to find out what is going on. Could be multiple things. ...Read more
My son has this itchy bumps all over his body. I've put him some hydrocortisone and it don't help at all. What can I give him? To make him feel better
Diphenhydramine: While the topical Hydrocortisone will be helpful over the course of the next few days, it generally does not provide immediate relief of the itching symptoms. That's where Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) comes into play. The liquid comes as 12.5mg/tsp. It will say on the bottle for under 2 years old to contact doctor, but it is perfectly safe to give to a 1 year old to alleviate the itching. ...Read more
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