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What will hydrocortisone acetate skin care do for you?

What will hydrocortisone acetate skin care do for you?

Mild topical steroid: 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. ...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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What's the difference between hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone?

What's the difference between hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone?

Same thing: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient, a steroid which reduces inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, pain, etc.). ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone acetate cream used for?

Steroid cream: Hydrocortisone cream may be used for a number of skin conditions, such as allergy and rashes. It works by inhibiting the inflammatory response of the body and helps decrease redness and swelling. ...Read more

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So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

Maybe: Lpts of people who take cortisne or other similar products usually by mouth at higher doses can get acne as a side effect. It is not very common to get acne from the low concentration topicals prescribed. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with blood and a fissure. I take hydrocortisone acetate suppositories and colace (docusate sodium). How long will this last?

Diagnosed with blood and a fissure. I take hydrocortisone acetate suppositories and colace (docusate sodium). How long will this last?

Depends: This could take several weeks to heal. One thing is to see a surgeon to get evaluated to see what caused the fissure. But the first line is to keep the stools soft. ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone acetate?

What's hydrocortisone acetate?

Mild topical steroid: 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. ...Read more

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What will hydrocortisone acetate skin care do for you?

Mild topical steroid: 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. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone?

Same thing: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient, a steroid which reduces inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, pain, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the difference betwwen hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate?

What is the difference betwwen hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate?

Base vs attachment: Hydrocortisone is the basic chemical which can be attached to different types of chemical to modify its potency or its affinity (strength of attachment) to different targets. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Cortizone (Definition)

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