hydrocortisone cream

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Hydrocortisone cream is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.

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Dr. David A. Cohen answered:

What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

See below

Cortizone
a cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching
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Do you taper off hydrocortisone cream?

no

Cortizone
Just stop using it when you are done.
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Can hydrocortisone cream clear up my spot?

Spot treatment

Cortizone
if you mean by spot acne, no it does not. hydrocortisone treats inflammation such as eczema and contact allergy, etc among others.
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Dr. Arlo J. Miller answered:

What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

In theory, thin skin

Hydrocortisone
I've never seen OTC hydrocortisone cause thinning though. You have to use it several times a day for very long periods of time, probably months or years for this to happen.
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Is 2.5% hydrocortisone cream safe for face?

Face and cortisone

Cortizone
Yes, but it is important to not use it as a long term treatment. Very common to use it on face for 1-2 weeks if needed for a dermatitis.
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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on lips?

Yes

Hydrocortisone
For a few days it is not a problem. It is best ot identify cause- irritant from toothpaste, mouthwash, coloring agents, or side effect of drugs. Burt's bees beeswax products are safe for use on lip. Is there any history of reflux or allergy to any creams?
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Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Yes

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IT will decrease the swelling and itching but you also need to use an antifungal
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Will hydrocortisone cream make flea bites go away?

May

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It may hasten the recovery but not making it go away pronto. Nearly all flea bites go away eventually within a couple of weeks without treatment.
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Hydrocortisone cream for herpes lip sores? Ok to do?

No

Hydrocortisone
No this is not an acceptable treatment for herpes lip sores and may make them worse.
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Is it okay to use hydrocortisone cream around anus?

when use HC cream?

Hydrocortisone
Hydrocortisone cream is very mild and is used by prescription for hemorrhoids both internally and externally. So, it could be safe. However, if instead of hemorrhoids, the person using it has heat rash and intertigo, i.e., a Candida yeast infection, it could make the infection worse and not help at all. Best to have your family doctor take a look before using it there. Tricky spot.
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