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Doctor insights on: Hydrocortisone For Eczema On Your Lips

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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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May I ask what is the best cream's brand that contains hydrocortisone for head eczema treatment?

May I ask what is the best cream's brand that contains hydrocortisone for head eczema treatment?

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

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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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Any other suggestions or eczema flare-up, other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Any other suggestions or eczema flare-up, other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Eczema: The mainstays of treatment of eczema are moisturizers, moisturizers and more moisturizers in the form of creams or ointments. Oftentimes, steroid creams and ointments are also needed to control the inflammation and antihistamines to control the itch. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I taper off use of hydrocortisone for my eczema?

How do I taper off use of hydrocortisone for my eczema?

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

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

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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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

No: Stopping the steroid does not cause flairs, but using it suppresses symptoms. Sun exposure will help and a good moisturizer with colloidal oatmeal can also improve things. You also should avoid antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

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

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Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Maybe: If by scars you mean darkened areas of skin where previous outbreaks of eczema occurred, the yes, but if there is thickening, keloid, or other more hard and linear scarring these may need laser treatments or other treatment. ...Read more

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My knuckle keeps reoccurance of what was believed to be eczema despite that it was recovered after using 1% hydrocortisone, should I use stronger?

Yes: Eczema requires long-term management. Best result from evaluation and prescription by dermatologist. Meanwhile use emollient for hands several times a day, especially after washing. ...Read more

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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 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?

Probably not: I suspect that the patches would go away after the skin problem has been controlled. But if the patches remain > a month after the hydrocortisone has been stopped, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to go away with hydrocortisone 1%?

How long does it take for eczema to go away with hydrocortisone 1%?

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

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What can I do about my atopic eczema? I use hydrocortisone but it seems not strong enough.

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

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Dermolate (Definition)

Dermolate is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more