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Doctor insights on: Hydrocortisone Creams Risks

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What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching. ...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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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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Is it normal to get white patches from hydrocortisone cream?

Is it normal to get white patches from hydrocortisone cream?

Possible: It is possible for topical steroids to lighten one's skin. Typically this is associated with higher potency topical steroids that have been used for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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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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What are the long term affects of using mild hydrocortisone cream on face?

What are the long term affects of using mild hydrocortisone cream on face?

Steroids on the face: Topical steroid use on the face can be associated with scarring and discoloration. Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid which is safe to use sparingly for short periods of time. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone 0%5 cream treat irrattion from smegma or something else?

Can  hydrocortisone 0%5 cream treat irrattion from smegma or something else?

Possible but: you may have infection of fore skin ( balanitis ) then steroid cream is not the right one . See your Make sure you are not diabetic , diabetes some times present as fore skin infections . ...Read more

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Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Not really.: Chronic use of any tolical asteroids can thin skin and increase capilerization. This takes a while with non-fluorinated steroids, but is much more common with the fluorinated version. What rheumatology problem or dermatology problem are you treating? See your pcp or specialist to find out if is a better way! ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone cream expire at the beginning of the month or the end of the month?

Expiry date: Please check the expiry date posted on the label, carton, or bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is there any other cream that I can use for eczema because hydrocortisone breaks me out?

Several: You may have a contact allergy to a breakdown product of hydrocortisone. There are several other topical steroids that do not cross-react. Mometasone would be one potential choice. ...Read more

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