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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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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

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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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I have hives what van I do for the iching I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 it relives for a while not bien sleeping because of iching even took a,cool shower?

I have hives what  van I do for the iching I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 it relives for a while  not bien sleeping because of iching even took a,cool shower?

Urticaria: Try over-the-counter antihistamines to deal w/allergies & hives (urticaria). Failing that, go see your Family Doc or Allergist to discuss other prescription options. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-hives/basics/definition/con-20031634 for more info. ...Read more

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Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Yes you can: Only if the other cream is antifungal cream as jock itch is caused by a fungal infection you can use cotizone cream to stop the itch as long as you use it with antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?

Is it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?

Category C: Which means: Animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies OR no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recommendations, topical application would be generally safe, safer towards second and third trimesters, don't exceed recommended dosage ...Read more

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What can I do abour this rash on my hands it goes away then come back I've been using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus?

What can I do abour this rash on my hands it goes away then come back I've been using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus?

Contact agents: Likely something you are using on your hands. Since you didn't mention itching, an irritant reaction is a more likely cause. Try to use mild soap to wash your hands and apply a moisturizer after washing. Sanitizing gel can dry up and irritate your skin as well. Excessive hand washing can do the same. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and was prescribed antobiotic sumamed to take 1 tab for 3 days. Is it safe to use? Can I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 ointment too on rashes?

I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and was prescribed antobiotic sumamed to take 1 tab for 3 days. Is it safe to use? Can I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 ointment too on rashes?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually goes away without treatment. You can expect to have the rash about 6 to 8 weeks before it disappears. Some people have it for 2 weeks. Occasionally, it lasts longer than 8 weeks. If a patient has unbearable itching, a dermatologist may prescribe a medicine to help relieve the itch. Since the rash is caused by a virus antibiotics are not given unless secondary infection. ...Read more

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