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Hydrocortisone For Hives
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 was given hydrocortisone cream 1% & loratadine tablets, 10mg/antihistamine. Its been over 1 hour & the hives continue to appear & burn. Concerned?
6-y-o w/ hives on arms & legs. Ped. Advised hydrocortisone and Benadryl every 4 hrs. After 8 hrs, still red, puffy, itchy. Should we try loratadine?
Will be on daily cortef at moderate dose, am curious if in addition to helping the problem i'm using it for if it'll also help hives, alrgc reactions?
I have hives what van I do for the iching I put cortizone 10 it relives for a while not bien sleeping because of iching even took a,cool shower?
Urticaria: Try over-the-counter antihistamines to deal w/allergies & hives (urticaria). Failing that, go see your Family Doc or Allergist to discuss other prescription options. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-hives/basics/definition/con-20031634 for more info. ...Read more
Im 26 weeks pregnant, i broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...
Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,
You : You have phototoxic dermatitis from taking hct and exposing to sun. You should wear a sunscreen when sun exposed at all times. For now you can try Benadryl or a non-sedating antihistamine like Cetirizine and if no better see your doctor, there are other medicines that can be used to clear this. Remember to use sunscreen everytime, and apply frequently when outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is a steroid which is available over the counter in topical preparations like creams, ointments, and sprays. For rashes and hives, these topical preparations are fairly effective in helping the itch. Oral hydrocortisone is not available OTC and needs to be prescribed by a health care provider. It is not a first choice for allergies - try an oral antihistamine first. ...Read more
Sunburn, Hives, PMLE: If you mean sunburn, the damage is done and Hydrocortisone won't help much. Anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen), cool compresses, and skin hydration with soothing gels or creams can help with symptoms. Stay out of the sun completely and wear sunscreen/sun protection going forward. If you mean hives or a rash called polymorphic light eruption (pmle), talk to your doctor--cortisones can help these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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