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Hydrocortisone For Eczema On Your Lips
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
I have dents in my lips, And I was wondering how to get rid of them.? I used to have eczema around my lips and on my lips and so I used hydrocortisone
Lip/dents?: Over the internet we can not see the lip issue. Best to see a doctor to evaluate. You may need a HA filler to even out.. ...Read more
I have eczema, I applied the hydrocortisone cream sparingly as prescribed by the doctor. However my lips became swollen and red. Whatshould I do?
Head eczema meds: You can try derma-smoothe scalp oil. Cream tends not to work well in the hairy area where the medication can't reach the affected skin. Apply with a tooth brush and leave it over night until the rashes go away. If it does not, please see a doctor since it might be something else and not eczema. ...Read more
Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?
Yes.: One should be careful to avoid the eyes. ...Read more
How can I treat eczema? I've been putting cortizone (hydrocortisone) for a while and the itching stops for a while, but it won't treat it right. What can I use?
See a dermatologist: The best advice is to see a dermatologist and have it treated. Over-the-counter treatments are usually unsuccessful. ...Read more
That Depends: I assume you are referring to topical hydrocortisone. If your eczema is well controlled, you do not need to taper off a topical, but when you do, the eczema may return. If so, see your doctor. If it is an oral steroid, tapering depends on how long you have been on them. I would recommend asking the prescribing physician for oral steroid tapering schedule. ...Read more
Does stopping hydrocortisone cause flare up of eczema? My daughter is on it for a while now, the ointment doesn't seem to work. Are there any otcointment
Yes: The otc 1% is safe for short term use. ...Read more
Yes: Well, no. I recommend Hydrocortisone 0.5 to 1% creams purchased otc but I tell folks to choose generic brands for cost. This is the weakest strength of any steroid cream. There are clearly times when it will not be sufficiently potent to treat a flare of eczema. On the other other hand I would not recommend stronger corticosteroids for the face. ...Read more
My knuckle keeps reoccurance of what was believed to be eczema despite that it was recovered after using 1% hydrocortisone, should I use stronger?
I have a 3 month old son with eczema and was told to use hydrocortisone 1%, 3 days caused white patches in face and neck, is this permanent? How long?
I have bad eczema flare ups and its painful. Ie tried everything and the dr referred me to a derm got stronger cortizone (hydrocortisone) is there a natural solution?
Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you apply it. If it is not improving after a few weeks it is time to try a more potent steroid. ...Read more
Moisturizing creams are the mainstay of treating eczema. Hydrocortisone ointment may be used on the lips and other parts of the body. There are more potent steroid ointments available by prescription from your doctor. Another class of treatment are called
topical calcineurin inhibitors (pimecrolimus and tacrolimus) are available for patients older than 2 years by prescription, applied 2x a day. ...Read more
I have eczema and I've been using hydrocortisone from time to time whenever I needed to. How often or how long is it okay to use hydrocortisone?
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
How many days is consider long term use of hydrocortisone 1% on baby 4month. Doctor say apply affected area 2 a day. He has eczema. Keep coming back?
See allergist: Hydrocortisone applied on large portion of the body on a regular basis will likely cause systemic side effects given that the basic problem of eczema is an impairment in skin barrier function. You should consult an allergist to manage the eczema since the problem is unlikely to improve at least for a few years. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply moisturizer on the skin within 3 mins after bathing. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for weeping eczema? I've tried putting hydrocortisone lotion on it, but it doesn't work well because of the liquid on it
Wet wrap: You need to use a thick ointment such as vaseline and wrap it with wet gauze then dry gauze and leave it overnight and repeat nightly until skin starts healing. ...Read more
My 4 month son having eczema gp prescribed fatty cream and hydrocortisone cream till when I used hydrocortisone it healed after stopping flair up agai?
Calcineurin Agents: Calcineurin inhibitors are often prescribed as an alternative to topical corticosteroids or when other treatments have failed or lead to unwanted side effects. Unlike topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors do not thin the skin and can be applied to sensitive areas, such as the face and eyelids, where corticosteroids are avoided. ...Read more
How to relieve mod. To severe eczema until derm appt (12/15)? Use Cerave/hydrocortisone after shower. Persistent itching/peeling. What else can I do?
Of course moisterizing (lubriderm, Eucerin) are options but usually need higher strength steroid topicals that can only be gotten by a doc (fam doc too).
also phototherapy has shown benefit in relief of symptoms of eczema though it comes with its own risks and warnings about UV light. ...Read more
My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter beside this mixture?
Eczema care: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema. Aspx ...Read more
I have eczema on my lower arm and I've had it for a while now. I have hydrocortisone valerate but its not working. It won't tan, its just white. Help!):?
Need another cream: Depending on where you live and your sun exposure, other non-steroidal creams may be a better option for you than a steroid cream such as hydrocortisone, to treat your eczema. The loss of color can be secondary to both your underlying eczema and as a secondary side effect from the steroid cream. Talk to your doctor about other options. ...Read more
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more