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Befefits from soul cortef (hydrocortisone)?

Befefits from soul cortef (hydrocortisone)?

Solucortef (hydrocortisone)?: For an endocrinologist, this drug is given by IV or into the muscle during medical emergencies for patients who have adrenal insufficiency. We prescribe it to our patients so that they may administer it at home in the event of such an emergency. ...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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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Stress promotes: Stress increases cortisol level in our body; fear and anger for example are associated with increased heart rate, digestive problems, and increase in sweating. Stress leads to increased Adrenalin response. These changes are mediated in brain through a circuit of brain called limbic system. Continued exposure to stress leads to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Experiences with chlorpromazine (thorazine) ?

Experiences with chlorpromazine (thorazine) ?

Thorazine: is considered a typical antipsychotic - an older generation. I seldom see it seen anymore - likely due to it's side effect profile. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Intense body itching x3 days, no rash. No changes in lotion, soap, conditioner, dryer sheets, etc. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lasts 2-3 hrs, atarax lasts 4. Ideas!?

Intense body itching x3 days, no rash.  No changes in lotion, soap, conditioner, dryer sheets, etc.  Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lasts 2-3 hrs, atarax lasts 4.  Ideas!?

Pruritus: Moisturizer your skin regularly, especially after showring, dont use very hot water. Eliminate all otc supplements, if the problem persists see an allergist. ...Read more

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Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?

Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?

Eczema: Explore possible allergens. Use hydrating lotions such as nutraderm, eucerin or cetaphil twice daily. There are treatment methods that should be reviewed with a dermatologist. I agree, I would try to keep steroids off his face. All the best. ...Read more

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What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

Mid to low potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a medium to low potency topical steroid. It is appropriate for mild inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. There are many other steroids in this class. The benefit is that there is very low risk of side effects with Locoid and the other class v (5) medium/low potency topical steriods. You can use them safely in more sensitive skin areas. ...Read more

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Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Depends: Prednisone will likely control most skin inflammation but may cause serious side effects if taken for a long time. It is also unusual for atopic eczema to involve the face alone. Whether the condition will return or not depends on the actual cause of the disease. If clindamycin is used at low dose regularly as an anti-inflammatory agent , it may well control the disease process. ...Read more

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I am 79 yrs young with a very itchy torso & variable rash - biopsy proved Grovers Disease. Moisturisers & Hydrocortisone cream give temporary relief ?

I am 79 yrs young with a very itchy torso & variable rash - biopsy proved Grovers Disease. Moisturisers & Hydrocortisone cream give temporary relief ?

Severity dictates Tx: Minor outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone creams. More troubling eruptions usually clear up after taking Accutane or tetracycline pills for one to three months. If these fail or the outbreak is severe, PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal pills and cortisone injections are alternatives. ...Read more

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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone or calamine lotion after rash starts to dry up?

Hydrocortisone or calamine lotion after rash starts to dry up?

For poison ivy?: Since it is summer, & guessing by the way you phrase your question, you are asking what is the best way to treat allergic contact dermatitis. Calamine is not harmful, and may reduce the itch somewhat. I haven't found it helpful personally or professionally. Since rhus dermatitis is hypersensitivity, I'd go for topical steroids until the itching stops. Hydrocortisone or a little stronger (not face) ...Read more

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Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Stay away: Vaseline does not moisturize. The petroleum jelly can an allergic reaction. People get fooled because vaseline can help to keep a moisurizing cream on, but it does not moisturize itself. ...Read more

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Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more

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Will locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) solution help hair loss in woman?

Will locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) solution help hair loss in woman?

Doubtful: Check w/a dermatologist. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) has cortisone in it, which can help some problems, but you need a proper diagnosis before a shotgun treatment. ...Read more

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"most people who experience chronic cholinergic urticaria experienced a stressful event one year before their first outbreak". Immunology explanation?

"most people who experience chronic cholinergic urticaria experienced a stressful event one year before their first outbreak". Immunology explanation?

Not unnessarily: Cholinergic urticaria happens in some people after the core body temperature rises then cools down. It may happen with stress, exercise, or even after having taken a hot shower. The cause is unknown but it is speculated that this group of people have an overactive cholinergic system. ...Read more

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