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Doctor insights on: Hydrocortisone Cream While Pregnant

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Is it ok to use hydrocortisone cream while pregnant? 8 weeks pregnant.

Is it ok to use hydrocortisone cream while pregnant? 8 weeks pregnant.

Should Be OK: Pretty low dose, right? Like 1%? Should be OK. Just use it sparingly, as you should any steroid. And the placenta will help keep the steroid tamed as well. ...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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Can hydrocortisone cream hurt your unborn child, if you use it during pregnancy?

Can hydrocortisone cream hurt your unborn child, if you use it during pregnancy?

Topical cream: Topical Hydrocortisone creams are usually used on the skin. Only a small amount is absorbed and that can't harm the baby. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It's fine: A little bit of topical steroid is not going to harm anyone or anything. You don't absorb enough into your system to even make a tiny blip in your systemic levels - that's the beauty of being able to put it on topically! ...Read more

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Is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream safe for a skin allergy in a pregnant woman?

Is cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream safe for a skin allergy in a pregnant woman?

Be careful: It seems the systemic absorption is unknown. While it is probably safer in the third trimester, why take a chance? ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is using hydrocortisone cream on my face considered safe?

Is using hydrocortisone cream on my face considered safe?

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

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How long before hydrocortisone cream clears my rash away?

How long before hydrocortisone cream clears my rash away?

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

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Can I use glycolic soap together with hydrocortisone cream?

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

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Can you overdose on cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream on your skin?

Can you overdose on cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream on your skin?

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

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Will OTC hydrocortisone cream have the same effect as prescription?

Will OTC hydrocortisone cream have the same effect as prescription?

Perhaps: Otc Hydrocortisone cream comes in two strengths, 1% and 2.5%. Prescription steroid creams come in a greater variety of strengths and some are much more potent than the 2.5% hydrocortisone. You should also be aware that ointments may be more potent than creams. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrocortisone cream and nutraderm lotion together?

Yes, but...: ...the Nutraderm will dilute the hydrocortisone cream. Use the hydrocortisone first, then wait at least half an hour before using the Nutraderm. ...Read more

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What happens if you use hydrocortisone cream for a few weeks on a rash?

What happens if you use hydrocortisone cream for a few weeks on a rash?

Rash: Depending where it is, some areas are more sensitive than others and on the long run it may cause skin thinning. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone cream same as hydroquione to lighten dark blemish on brown skin?

Is hydrocortisone cream same as hydroquione to lighten dark blemish on brown skin?

Danger: No. Please do not use Hydrocortisone cream on your skin to lighten it. This is a steroid cream and is in no way similar to the hydroquione product. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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What is the hydrocortisone cream?

See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put hydrocortisone cream over premethalin cream?

Is it okay to put hydrocortisone cream over premethalin cream?

? Permethrin: Did you mean permethrin rather than premethalin! , well I don't see a necessity, unless you feel the irritation sometimes felt after applying the permethrin, you can still wash with soap and water, applying hydrocortisone wouldn't harm ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone cream clear up my spot?

Spot treatment: If you mean by spot acne, no it does not. Hydrocortisone treats inflammation such as eczema and contact allergy, etc among others. ...Read more

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What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

Side effects: A High potency steroid cream used for long periods of time can cause skin atrophy, hypopgimentaion of skin and hypothalamic-pituitary suppression ...Read more

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Is 2.5% hydrocortisone cream safe for face?

Face and cortisone: 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. ...Read more

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Will hydrocortisone cream make flea bites go away?

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

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Hi docs, would hydrocortisone cream %1 stunt my growth?

Hi docs, would hydrocortisone cream %1 stunt my growth?

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

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Can otc hydrocortisone cream be used by a 1 year old boy?

Yes: What is the problem. If it is eczema or other rash you need to find the cause. If it is a diaper rash that could be yeast cortisone alone may aggravate ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone cream carcinogenic with long term use??

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

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Which is more "hypoallergenic" hydrocortisone cream or ointment?

Which is more "hypoallergenic" hydrocortisone cream or ointment?

It depends: 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

Dr. Corey Clay
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