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Going Off Hydrocortisone
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
I fell over and grazed my knee it hurts to move it, i want to help it heal and wondering if hydrocortisone is going to help ?
No: Sounds like an acute and not a chronic (weeks to months) problem. The best solution is to let rest, splinting, protection, heat (after a few days, ice in the first day or two), and decreased leg mechanical stress (perhaps crutches) as doctor mother nature heals. Cortizone is useful for chronic problems. An osteopath is able to help with treatment and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told Hydrocortisone can help make acne go away, when I tried it my acne was gone for the most part. Is hydrocortisone safe to use for acne?
See your doctor: Your doctor can help you with appropriate prescription medications as well as product suggestions. Acne is best managed knowing the triggers, proper products, medications and laser therapy. Hydrocortisone is a bad idea. Salicylic acid wash can be very helpful but consider getting a plan to treat this. Hope you are able to get it under control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, possibly: All medications have side effects. You don't necessarily get them all or even any. Hydrocortisone cream is a steroid - which has many potential side effects. But if you need it, you need it. Doctors always weight the benefits to the potential harm of any treatment. Steroid creams can cause thinning of skin, localized bleeding, increased risk of infection, & increased blood sugar among others. ...Read more
Rash on my crotch, goes away with hydrocortisone but after sex or masterbation it comes back. What can I do ?
Fungal infection?: I suspect that this is a kind of jock itch especially if you sweat a lot in that area. This is usually from a monilial infection which hydrocortisone cream may mask but not cure it. May try antifungal cream to clear it, then apply antiperspirant on the area regularly to hold down the sweating. If problem persists. see your doctor. ...Read more
Please help! I have a really bad allergy rash on my face will glaxelbase or cortoderm/hydrocortisone 1%help make it go away?
What is the fastest way to make bug bites go away? Hydrocortisone cream? Benadryl pills? Something better?
I'm 5 months pregnant & developed a rash. It's been 2 wks & it doesn't to go away. I've applied hydrocortisone at night & the same. What to do?
Expiration date: Liquids and creams are things i would not trust at all after their expiration date. ...Read more
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