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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Hydrocortisone Butyrate (Overview)

Hydrocortisone butyrate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

Corticosteroid: It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
14 doctors shared insights

Hydrocortisone Butyrate (Overview)

Hydrocortisone butyrate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus , a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm. ...Read more

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What to do if I am losing my hair on the side of my head. can I use the topicol cream hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%?

What to do if I am losing my hair on the side of my head. can I use the topicol cream hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%?

See A Physician: Hair loss can be due to multiple causes. Common causes can be stress, low thyroid, dermatitis, and vitamin deficiencies. You should see a physician to help you sort these things out. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

Corticosteroid: It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes. ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus , a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm. ...Read more

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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. ...Read more

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Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

It should: Arthropod (bug) bites respond over time to topical steroids. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a brand of one such type of topical steroid. Usually twice a day for a week or less is enough. Be sure to see a doc if redness, pain, swelling worsen rather than improve. ...Read more

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Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Yes: Well, no. I recommend Hydrocortisone 0.5 to 1% creams purchased otc but i tell folks to choose generic brands for cost. This is the weakest strength of any steroid cream. There are clearly times when it will not be sufficiently potent to treat a flare of eczema. On the other other hand i would not recommend stronger corticosteroids for the face. ...Read more

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Can you use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for your vagina area?

Can you use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for your vagina area?

Steroids in vulva: Locoid: relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults. Do you have a vulvar condition that warrants steroid use in that area? That medication can have side effects like thinning of the vulva if used with no proper indication. Some conditions need steriod cream therapy but i dont know which condition you have. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetasol is more likely to cause side effects like skin thinning, scarring, discoloration which can all be permanent. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is much less likley to cause this. However, clobetasol is far more powerful than locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate). They are used for different conditions in different locations. ...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


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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