hydrocortisone

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Hydrocortisone to treat acne?

Very bad idea

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It will make the inflammation fade briefly by causing your neutrophils to stop fighting the bacteria that cause it. It will promote the same hormonal processes that cause acne to flare at puberty. Acne is serious. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks or you have acne on your trunk, get with a competent physician and get prescription-strength Rx -- this will actually work.
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Dr. Jeb Teichman answered:

What's hydrocortisone acetate?

Mild topical steroid

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Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is generally available over the counter and good for treating mild problems, more severe issues may need a more potent topical steroids that are prescription only.
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What is hydrocortisone used for?

Inflammation

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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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Hydrocortisone to heal acne scabs?

Very bad idea

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Hydrocortisone will relieve inflammation but greatly slow healing and encourage overgrowth of the bacteria that will cause the next outbreak.
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Dr. David A. Cohen answered:

What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

See below

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a cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching
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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

Corticosteroid

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It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes.
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Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Corticosteroids

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Hydrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are made by the body in the adrenal gland as a stress response to help raise your blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Hydrocortisone acetate is a synthetic form of a corticosteroid.
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Dr. Jeb Teichman answered:

What's hydrocortisone acetate cream?

Mild topical steroid

Hydrocortisone
Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is generally available over the counter and good for treating mild problems, more severe issues may need a more potent topical steroids that are prescription only.
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hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Stress promotes

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Stress increases cortisol level in our body; Fear and anger for example are associated with increased heart rate, digestive problems, and increase in sweating. Stress leads to increased adrenalin response. These changes are mediated in brain through a circuit of brain called limbic system. Continued exposure to stress leads to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

No but

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Prolonged use of a very potent cortisone cream (hydrocortisone is considered a weak one) may cause skin bruising and thinning. The peeling you usually see from it indicates that the lesions you are treating are healing partly as the result of the cream and not the cause.
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