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Hydrocortisone Allergy 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
Cortef: Cortef (hydrocortisone) is a steroid medication. An allergy occurs when your bodys immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/cortef-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more
Cetacrot allergy: Cetacrot is a topical hydrocortisone. An allergy occurs when your bodys immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-10438/cetacort-topical/details ...Read more
Cortaid: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a Steroid which used for the treatment of inflammation. An allergy occurs when your bodys immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5338/cortaid-topical/details ...Read more
Perioral dermatitis: Yes, this can be caused by steroids, or it can be caused by other substances, like toothpaste, cosmetics, shave cream, etc. Here's a website by doctors: http://fromyourdoctor. Com/topic. Do? Title=perioral+dermatitis&t=2102 this website is written by patients, not doctors, but it has some good ideas. Check it out and then see your doc if you need more help: http://www.Epinions. Com/content_966500484? ...Read more
Won't cure it but: It will help treat the symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is a steroid which is available over the counter in topical preparations like creams, ointments, and sprays. For rashes and hives, these topical preparations are fairly effective in helping the itch. Oral hydrocortisone is not available OTC and needs to be prescribed by a health care provider. It is not a first choice for allergies — try an oral antihistamine first. ...Read more
Please help! I have a really bad allergy rash on my face will glaxelbase or cortoderm/hydrocortisone 1%help make it go away?
See a physician!: If you have a really bad rash on your face it may or may not be allergy. Without a picture I can not comment any further on a possible cause. Glaxalbase may soothe your face regardless of the cause and may help. Before resorting to any cortisone cream see a physician. ...Read more
Can I put hydrocortisone or any cream in my burning and itching vigina? I have oral fruit allergy syndrome. I didn't know latex comes from trees.
Probably: If the cream does not irritate you, it can be used. However, there are also special formulation rx products for this purpose. Yes latex comes from rubber trees and patients allergic to latex may react to fruits such as avocado, kiwi, banana etc. However this has nothing to do with your vaginal itching. See an allergist if this remains a problem if you are not allergic to latex. ...Read more
How long does an allergic reaction from a shingle vaccine last, and can I take allergy meds and use hydrocortisone?
Don't know: Since the Zoster vaccine has been around for about a decade, the long-term efficacy can only be ascertained by experience. Theoretically it should last a life-time but practically only time will time. Since it is a live vaccine, you need to inform your doctor about this if you are on high-dose oral steroid (not topical or inhaled steroid) before getting the vaccine. Allergy medication is fine. ...Read more
Be careful : It seems the systemic absorption is unknown. While it is probably safer in the third trimester, why take a chance? ...Read more
My ante-natal care provider gave Chloropheniramine Maleate 4mg & Hydrocortisone 1% cream.allergy. Still itching! Week 33 now. How long will it exist?
Itchy(under arms) 3weeks, how long does arithromycin reaction take to go away? Tried allergy pills, creams(hydrocortisone, zinc oxide creams). What now?
I have broken out into a severe skin allergy due to fleas infestation on my dog. Itchy red bumps, spreading. Hydrocortisone how long? Pain in joints
For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.
What is your exposur: This brings up the question of what you may be exposed to now that you are not aware of. The nickel allergy reaction is contact dermatitis and this suggests you may have another sensitizer. You might do an inventory — watch, new detergent, etc. This is not generalized but localized to something near the left wrist. Is the wrist itchy on the top or bottom? Maybe your dog has somet ...Read more
Use hubby' dandruff shampoo Wed/Thurs. End of bottle marbled color like old. Thurs aft itch & RED where ear touches scalp & into hair. Walk In rx'd hydrocortisone 2.5%. Itch gone still pink. Allergy?
Possibly : It sounds like that may be the case. If you need dandruff shampoo, see your doctor and let them know about the reaction so they can advise you on an alternative. ...Read more
Hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. Fungal? Allergy? Bacterial?
Itchy back of head which extend halfway on back. Using scalp help which contains hydrocortisone 1% seborrheic dermatitis/Psoriasis anti itch liquid. Not helping. Taking allergy medicine too. Had this for over month now. Please advice?
67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?
There a several potential cause for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed. We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.
Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.
Finally, hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more
Cortizone overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of corticosteroid overdose can include: Altered mental status with agitation (psychosis), Burning or itching skin, Convulsions, Deafness, Depression, Dry skin, High blood pressure, Increased infection risk, Muscle weakness, Nausea & vomiting, Nervousness, Sleepiness, Stopping of menstrual cycle >>> ...Read more
Which peroxide?: Since I didn't know which peroxide you're using, I checked both benzoyl (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/benzoyl-peroxide-wash.html) & hydrogen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide). Luckily both appear to have no interaction w/hydrocortisone (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical.html). Always best to tell your docs about everything you use, whether prescription or over-the-counter. ...Read more
Depends on how long:
The issue of corticosteroid "reboun" is an issue of how high the dose and for how long.
A short coruse of Hydrocortisone should not have any problems. Long term therapy should be tappered to prevent any adverse reactions. Check with your physician before doing anything. ...Read more
More info please: If unsure what to use, or the bite marks look weird, might be infected, better get seen by a doctor ...Read more
About 8-12 hours: 8-12 hours is what is referred to as the 'half-life' of this medication. That means that 1/2 of the drug has been metabolized (removed) in this time period. Although half of the dose is still present after this time period, it is understandably much less effective for every hour beyond this. The maximal (usual) effect of this drug, then, is good for the first 8-12 hours. ...Read more
HC cream; moisturize: With mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 4-8 days) is cheap, found at most stores, and works well. Daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to those ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more