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

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 can I treat eczema? Ive been putting cortizone (hydrocortisone) for a while and the itching stops for a while, but it wont treat it right. What can I use?

How can I treat eczema? Ive been putting cortizone (hydrocortisone) for a while and the itching stops for a while, but it wont 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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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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