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Hydrocortisone Cream While Pregnant
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
Is hydrocortisone cream or ointment safe to use in pregnancy? I have a irritated bug bite and used some ointment will it harm the baby?
Be careful: It seems the systemic absorption is unknown. While it is probably safer in the third trimester, why take a chance? ...Read more
I use differin (adapalene) & hydrocortisone cream for acne. I stop using it the day after I had sex on my fertilised day. Is it no effect if I get pregnant?
Both are category C: With pregnancy, meaning don't use them unless benefit clearly outweighs risk, differin (adapalene) in particular is a retenoid, when taken orally is completely contraindicated with pregnancy, please check with your doctor/obstetrician all medicines you're on or plan to use while pregnant, goodluck ...Read more
Is it safe to use 1% hydrocortisone cream for my severe itchiness and rashes on my tummy and arms while I'm pregnant? Would it not harm my baby?
Sometimes: It is best to avoid using Hydrocortisone creams on the face unless specifically directed by a dermatologist. Steroids, like hydrocortisone, cause sensitivity & thinning of skin that can be extreme on the face. If directed by a physician to use these on the face, use is generally advised at very low percentages for only a brief period of time and creams should be kept well away from the eyes. ...Read more
Hydrocort.& rashes: Usually the rashes should respond in 1-2 days and depending on the severity of them they should be gone in a few days. If they arenot repsonding well you need to see the doc to get re-evaluated. ...Read more
Glycolycic soap: It depends what you are using them for. Glycolic acid can cause irritation to the skin and can cause the skin cells to shed faster. If you want to use Hydrocortisone to decrease this irritation it is not particularly a good idea. It would be better to decrease the dose and application frequency of the glycolic soap. If the Hydrocortisone was to treat a different condition then it might be ok to us. ...Read more
Yes: While the typical otc Hydrocortisone creams are usually 1/2 %, no more than 1% it is still possible to develop side effects with overuse with them. The good news is that you really have to overuse them to be at risk. So, if what you are treating does not get better with a week or so of use per the package instructions then you really need to have a doctor examine your condition. ...Read more
Rash: Depending where it is, some areas are more sensitive than others and on the long run it may cause skin thinning. ...Read more
no: Cortisone 10 available over the counter.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both: Both can be used together. All the best with the sand flies. ...Read more
I still haven't noticed a difference in my rash after hydrocortisone cream? How long does it take to work?
Skin rash: There are a number of reasons why the Hydrocortisone cream does not work: you have not used it long enough, the Hydrocortisone is not strong enough and you need a prescription cortisone cream, the rash does not respond to cortisone and is a fungal rash and you need an anti fungal cream. I recommend you see your local dermatologist for help with your rash. ...Read more
I scratched some of my beauty mark off and now it's lighter for a week now. Can I use hydrocortisone cream 1% to heal it quicker?
No products: No. Steroid creams will not improve new skin formation or return of your beauty mark. It is best to let nature manage this specific situation and to not use any products. ...Read more
May: 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. ...Read more
Steroids and growth: Steroids used internally, in either the inhaled or oral forms, can affect growth. The degree of growth suppression depends on how high the dose is and for how long it is used. Low potency steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream, when applied topically in the usual manner, are unlikely to have much effect on growth. ...Read more
No: However, overuse on the skin can lead to thinning of the layers of cells at the site and breakdown of the surface. Any med strong enough to do some good will have some potential side effects. ...Read more
Ointments often use a petrolatum base like vaseline and can enhance potency, provide more lubrication and occlusion. Creams are usually mixes of water suspended in oil.
Only about 3% are allergic to topical steroids. Check the inert ingredients listed on the product Propylene glycol, sorbitan sesquioleate, isothiozolinones, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, frangrances can be allergenic. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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