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Could it be bad to apply cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 everyday?

Could it be bad to apply cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 everyday?

Topical steroid meds: Long term use of topical steroid may cause thinning of your skin, striae, acne. If you need to use it for a long time, you should see a doctor to see why and if you need that medication for so long and get a correct diagnosis. ...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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Can i get systematic effects from long term use of cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 otc?

Can i get systematic effects from long term use of cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 otc?

Cortisone: Depending on where you are applying it, the surface area is significant. And what do you consider long term use? ...Read more

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Son has 3in red hot circle with dot in the middle. Think its a bite..What do I do? He was bittin last night.. The red very hot circle has me very concerned..What do I do? I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 on it.

Son has 3in red hot 
circle with dot in the middle. Think its a bite..What do I do? He was bittin last night.. The red very hot circle has me very concerned..What do I do? I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 on it.

Tick Bite?: Have it checked to ensure that it is not erythema chronicum migrans. This refers to the rash often (though not always) seen in the early stage of lyme disease. It can appear anywhere from one day to one month after a tick bite. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone 1.0% safe to use for vaginal itching?

Hydrocortisone 1.0% safe to use for vaginal itching?

See your doctor: 1 % Hydrocortisone is a relatively mild topical steroid. However, any steroid, if used often enough, can cause thinning to the skin. Because the vaginal skin is already very thin, i would not advise this. Plus, vaginal itching can be due to infection, which Hydrocortisone could potentially aggravate. ...Read more

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I used a roll on cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 on a bug bit on inside of my elbow last night and next day while itch is gone the area is sweaty. Is this normal?

I used a roll on cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 on a bug bit on inside of my elbow last night and next day while itch is gone the area is sweaty.  Is this normal?

Yes: It is simply a reaction to both the roll on as well as the bug bite. Keep eyes on it. If it becomes red, hot or swollen then get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Maybe: If by scars you mean darkened areas of skin where previous outbreaks of eczema occurred, the yes, but if there is thickening, keloid, or other more hard and linear scarring these may need laser treatments or other treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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