Top
30
Doctor insights on: Hydrocortisone For Eczema On Your Lips

Share
Dr. Tony Willson
1,378 Doctors shared insights

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


4

4
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

5

5
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

21

21
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

22

22
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?

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

23

23
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

24

24
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?

Pretty common.: Fatty (moisturizing) cream must be applied often, and also you may need to change the baby's feeding if he is on formula, to hypoallergenic formula, or if breast fed, adjust your own diet. ...Read more

25

25
Is it okay to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Sumburn and eczema: For sunburn I would use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream, treat the skin as first degree burn once it is healed then you can resume the cortisone cream. ...Read more

26

26
What is the best cure for eczema on and around the eyelids, besides hydrocortisone cream?

What is the best cure for eczema on and around the eyelids, besides hydrocortisone cream?

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

28

28
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?

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?

Nothing OTC: 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

29

29
My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

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

30

30
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

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
334 Doctors shared insights

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
320 Doctors shared insights

Dermolate (Definition)

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