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Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

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 more

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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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Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

No but: Prolonged use of a very potent cortisone cream (hydrocortisone is considered a weak one) may cause skin bruising and thinning. The peeling you usually see from it indicates that the lesions you are treating are healing partly as the result of the cream and not the cause. ...Read more

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Befefits from soul cortef (hydrocortisone)?

Befefits from soul cortef (hydrocortisone)?

Solucortef (hydrocortisone)?: For an endocrinologist, this drug is given by IV or into the muscle during medical emergencies for patients who have adrenal insufficiency. We prescribe it to our patients so that they may administer it at home in the event of such an emergency. ...Read more

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Can skin become addicted to hydrocortisone?

Can skin become addicted to hydrocortisone?

Not really: "addiction" to a topical medication would be very rare. It may be possible for you (not really your skin) to develop a tolerance to milder doses of hydrocortisone- which may require the use of a stronger topical steroid- but your health care professional would be able to evaluate that for you. Important to evaluate the cause of the skin irritation requiring topical Hydrocortisone treatment. ...Read more

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Can you use hydrocortisone on vaginal tissue?

Consider other: Sparingly, towards the outside, and only a very weak preparation, say 1% cream. But I'd recommend a good examination (and culture) by your gyne to determine the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone safe to use on the anal area?

Is hydrocortisone safe to use on the anal area?

With a : Doctors supervision, short term use of Hydrocortisone is safe. Prolonged use topically can lead to thinning of the skin and risk of increased inflammation or infection. Check with your doctor before using especially if it was prescribed for another condition. ...Read more

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How are cortisone and hydrocortisone different?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive. The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more active for a certain target. In addition , the modified cortisone causes less water retention. ...Read more

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Does cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot really work?

Yes: Cortisone works but best when injected or infiltrated into the entire lesion such as a keloid. This is the most effective way or removal since use of surgical ablation will result in regrowth. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Cortizone (Definition)

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