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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Eczema: 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?
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