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Getting rid of an allergic rash - is hydrocortisone the best cream?

Getting rid of an allergic rash - is hydrocortisone the best cream?

If it works for you: Otc cortisone is a good cream for allergic rash, but often too weak for adult skin (quite good/adequate for kids and mild rash). There are many other creams/cortisone-variations will require prescriptions and thus must consult doc. So if rash is mild and otc works well, then it is good for you. Calamide may help as well. If not better, consult dor for a different treatment. Good luck. ...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


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Does cortisone, cortaid, (hydrocortisone) or lotrinim work best on getting rid of a armpit rash?

Does cortisone, cortaid, (hydrocortisone) or lotrinim work best on getting rid of a armpit rash?

Depends: If armpit rash is caused by allergic/irritant contact, cortisone might help. If rash is yeast infection or caused by fungus, lotrimin (clotrimazole) would help. You may need to see a dermatologist to get idea what cause it, because wrong medication may make it worse. For example, if the rash is a fungal infection and you use cortisone, it would make it worse and spreading. ...Read more

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Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itch or helps getting rid of rashes also?

Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itch or helps getting rid of rashes also?

See below:: Hydrocortisone/cortaid is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis.
Read more at http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical. Html#5kljargh0ylfwygc.99. ...Read more

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Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itching or does it help getting rid of rashes also?

Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itching or does it help getting rid of rashes also?

Mild relief: Cortaid (hydrocortisone)/hydrocorisone is a fairly weak topical steroid, and can help with milder itching and rashes caused by allergies, eczema and skin sensitivities. If you're pretty sure you know the cause, it's fine to try Cortaid (hydrocortisone) first, and if that doesn't work, see your doc for a stronger steroid by rx. If you aren't sure that it isn't an infection, get checked first, because steroids can worsen infections. ...Read more

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What is the next cream to use for cracked, crusting eczema behind the ear of a second grader if hydrocortisone is not getting rid of it?

What is the next cream to use for cracked, crusting eczema behind the ear of a second grader if hydrocortisone is not getting rid of it?

Crusting eczema: The rash may be secondarily infected. You should see your childs doctor to have the crusts cultured in case systenuc antibiotic therapy is needed. If the rash will not clear up with hydrogen peroxide cleaning, topical antibiotic such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment and topical Hydrocortisone it should be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a candida rash my son has been battling for almost 2 months? Nystatin:hydrocortisone:ihles paste clears it and it comes back.

Best way to get rid of a candida rash my son has been battling for almost 2 months? Nystatin:hydrocortisone:ihles paste clears it and it comes back.

Underlying cause: You should talk to your child's doctor about sources of reinfection: pacifiers, bottle nipples, your breasts, if your son also has oral thrush. If not, just being in wet diapers predisposes a baby to candidal rashes. Make sure you are changing him often. There is also an oral medication that might be appropriate; speak to your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Depends on cause: Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone cream get rid of warts?

Can hydrocortisone cream get rid of warts?

NO: Where are the warts? Are you sure they are warts? A dermatologist will help you. You are taking a birth control pill which causes acne. Norethindrone is a very androgenic progesterone. You are also taking doxycycline, presumably for acne. You could change your OC to one which makes acne better. Orthotricyclin and Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are much beyyer for acne. Usually it takes 3 months to see the result. Adding spi ...Read more

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Would hydrocortisone cream get rid of boils?

Would hydrocortisone cream get rid of boils?

No: Boils or abscesses are infections, the only way to treat them is with drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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May I ask what is the best cream's brand that contains hydrocortisone for head eczema treatment?

May I ask what is the best cream's brand that contains hydrocortisone for head eczema treatment?

Head eczema meds: You can try derma-smoothe scalp oil. Cream tends not to work well in the hairy area where the medication can't reach the affected skin. Apply with a tooth brush and leave it over night until the rashes go away. If it does not, please see a doctor since it might be something else and not eczema. ...Read more

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1yr old twins. Have blotchy rash. Same soap/lotion since birth. Can they now be allergic now? No food changes. Using hydrocortisone cream

1yr old twins. Have blotchy rash. Same soap/lotion since birth. Can they now be allergic now? No food changes. Using hydrocortisone cream

Yes: The children may have atopic dermatitis and even though there has been no food changes, food allergy can be acquired through direct skin contact if AD is the issue. Talk to your doctor and consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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How long will an allergic reaction to duac last. The red sand paper like rash is on my face. I am using a 0.5% hydrocortisone cream. Thank you?

How long will an allergic reaction to duac last. The red sand paper like rash is on my face. I am using a 0.5% hydrocortisone cream. Thank you?

Duac Side Effects: Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
severe redness, burning, stinging, or peeling of treated skin areas; or
diarrhea that is watery or bloody
less serious side effects may include:
mild burning or stinging
itching or tingly feeling
dryness or peeling of treated skin; or
redness or other irritation
most rashes last 10-14 days with rx. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

1% Hydrocortisone cr: 1% Hydrocortisone is usually okay for rashes. Some rashes like eczema will not repond as well at times and will need stonger steroid cream. ...Read more

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Do you think putting Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream sparingly on a dry red rash would help get rid of it?

Do you think putting Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream sparingly on a dry red rash would help get rid of it?

Depends on cause: Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Dust mite skin rashes that won't 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 won't 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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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed.
The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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Have an itchy rash that's spreading. Tried cortizone (hydrocortisone) and didn't work. Now trying olux-e and its not working either. What should I use to get rid of it?

Have an itchy rash that's spreading. Tried cortizone (hydrocortisone) and didn't work. Now trying olux-e and its not working either. What should I use to get rid of it?

Depends: If the rash is fungal, you need to use an anti fungal cream. There are some otc preparations. However, if it allergic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally or topically can work. Additionally the steroid cream you used may just not be strong enough. Lastly, the rash could be coming from something internal. See your physician or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I burnt my arm by mistake with my hair straighteners ad I have a red burn mark. I am not in any pain with it but I want it gone. Is their anything I could do to speed up the process of getting rid of I or to even get rid of it? Aparently hydrocortisone sh

I burnt my arm by mistake with my hair straighteners ad I have a red burn mark. I am not in any pain with it but I want it gone. Is their anything I could do to speed up the process of getting rid of I or to even get rid of it? Aparently hydrocortisone sh

No: There's nothing you can do to speed healing. The sad reality is that after it heals, many burns will turn lighter than than normal ("post-inflammatory hypopigmentation") for a period of time. It can take many months to become normal color. In the meantime, the best you can do is hide it, either with clothing or make-up. ...Read more

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I've developed a rash on both underarms either from new deodorant or razor. It's red, sore & itchy- how to get rid of it? Will hydrocortisone fix?

I've developed a rash on both underarms either from new deodorant or razor. It's red, sore & itchy- how to get rid of it? Will hydrocortisone fix?

Let it be: The best thing to do would be to avoid shaving the area and using deodorants for a week or so until it heals. You could use a mild soap when you shower and try to keep it dry. ...Read more

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I have reappearing rash on my abs underarms and elbows hydrocortisone cream seems to help but it reappears after a few weeks

I have reappearing rash on my abs underarms and elbows hydrocortisone cream seems to help but it reappears after a few weeks

If: If you are dealing with eczema or a dermatitis then it will come and go. We call this a flare up or an exacerbation. Hydrocortisone is helpful, however if it fails to work see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment with a higher potency steroid. Also keep your skin hydrated/moisturized with heavy creams like eucerin or aquaphor. Vaseline also works very well.
Take care. ...Read more

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How long before hydrocortisone cream clears my rash away?

How long before hydrocortisone cream clears my rash away?

Hydrocort.& rashes: Usually the rashes should respond in 1-2 days and depending on the severity of them they should be gone in a few days. If they arenot repsonding well you need to see the doc to get re-evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens if you use hydrocortisone cream for a few weeks on a rash?

What happens if you use hydrocortisone cream for a few weeks on a rash?

Rash: Depending where it is, some areas are more sensitive than others and on the long run it may cause skin thinning. ...Read more

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Hi my hubby has a red rash all overt his body I'm putting hydrocortisone cream my 3 kids have ex sigma could he have it?

Hi my hubby has a red rash all overt his body I'm putting hydrocortisone cream my 3 kids have ex sigma could he have it?

Yes but: Usually eczema is not over the entire body; it's usually in a fairly localized area. He should be checked to get a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Overuse of cortisone cream can be problematic. ...Read more

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Canestan hydrocortisone cream caused me to have a worse nappy rash, what can I do for this?

Canestan hydrocortisone cream caused me to have a worse nappy rash, what can I do for this?

If yeast...: If your rash was really not a nappy rash but actually a yeast rash (the two can be very similar appearing in some cases), then cortisone would make that worse. Consider asking doc about an antifungal treatment instead and see if things get better. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more