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Hydrocortisone For Hives
Will be on daily cortef (hydrocortisone) 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?
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 hives what van I do for the iching I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) 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
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 (diphenhydramine) every 4 hrs. After 8 hrs, still red, puffy, itchy. Should we try loratadine?
Im 26 weeks pregnant, i broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone (hydrocortisone) creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...
Probably not: Zyrtec is a class b (very safe), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is category c (safe). Odds are that your baby will be fine. However, simple hives usually itch, not burn. If you need to use a lot of medication without getting adequate relief, go see your obstetrician and/or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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 (diphenhydramine) 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
Anti-inflammatory: 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 less potent than cortisone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers