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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

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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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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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Does hydrocortisone cream cause unwanted hair growth?

No: No, the normal uses of Hydrocortisone 1% cream do not cause unwanted hair growth. However, with skin inflammation rashes that are leading to hair loss, the Hydrocortisone can help stop the inflammation, clear the rash up, and allow some hair to start growing back (but that would be wanted hair growth). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on broken skin?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on broken skin?

Best not to: First, steroid creams are not antibacterial; they are anti-inflammatory, used for itching, rashes, etc. Broken skin needs to heal, & steroids delay or prevent the healing process. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone cream for internal use of the vagina?

Is hydrocortisone cream for internal use of the vagina?

no: The mucosal cells do not benefit from steroid cream. It causes thinning of your protective layer. If you are itching see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment appropriate to your problem. ...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

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Dermolate (Definition)

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