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Would using OTC 1% hydrocortisone on the anus for two months 4 times a day do damage to the skin that is irreversible?What would be the complications?
Unlikely: The anti-inflammatory effect of this mild steroid cream is helpful and well tolerated by the skin. It is often used in this way for extended periods. Higher potency steroids might produce some tissue thinning, but this is not the case with 1%hc. It is hyped as "the strongest otc" steroid, but is actually one of the mildest ones we use. ...Read more
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
How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)
Maybe ok: The potency of a medication is often dependent on how it has been stored (usually cool and shady area) . If the appearance looks ok ,you may try it although it may be slightly less potent. Be careful about using cortisone cream on your eyelids. Obviously the more recent the product is manufactured the more trust one has in it. However for a topical product, I see little harm in trying it. ...Read more
I break out in a rash on the sides of my nose under my eyes when I use hydrocortisone it goes away If I forget to use it for a day or two it comesback?
The skin round my eyes are sore and red and also round the side of my mouth . Been putting hydrocortisone on for the past two weeks
I have been dealing with an itchy anus for two months now. I've tried gentle cleaning, witch hazel, and hydrocortisone cream, bu it still itches after I go poo. What could be the cause? I don' have hemorrhoids by the way
THe most: Common cause of anal itching especially if it wakes you from your sleep is caffeine followed by excess perspiration. Do not use witch hazel! cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder on your bottom when getting dressed and whenever you feel dampness or itching in that area. Avoid petroleum based creams of any kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am black and recently had laser hair removal on my face. Two days later I developed these horrible white bumps on my chin and jaw line. I got 2.5% hydrocortisone and topical antibiotic from the Dr. I seem to be getting worse instead of better. Please he
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